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Who built the 405?

Jim Oberstar weighs in on the driving force behind Interstate 405.

To resolve this dispute, BuzzFeed turned to the expert: Former Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar, who was the ranking member and then Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee during the period in question. Oberstar's verdict: It was Berman. "Howard Berman was the driving force behind this issue," he said. "He talked to me at least once a week and for a while I said, 'Howard, look, we're going to help you, but don't be a pain..."

Buzz Feed Politics
May 3, 2012

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