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Trump Said to Tell Republicans Not to Approve Hudson Rail Tunnel Funds

  • President’s thoughts on Gateway tied to animus toward Schumer
  • Minority leader has held up some administration nominees
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Trump Could Be the Reason There's No Railroad Tunnel Under the Hudson
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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer urged Donald Trump not to play politics with a commuter railroad tunnel under the Hudson River that’s regarded as critical for the Northeast economy, after the president told Republicans not to approve funding for the $12.9 billion plan.

Trump doesn’t want to advance the project, known as Gateway, which would provide a crucial rail link between New York and New Jersey -- in part because Schumer had held up the nomination of several of Trump’s nominees, according to people familiar with the president’s thinking on the issue.