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SA 858. Mr. BINGAMAN (for himself, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, and Ms. Collins) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2112, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 247, between lines 16 and 17, insert the following:
Sec. 1__. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the States of New Mexico and Maine may use amounts apportioned to the States under section 104(b)(2) of title 23, United States Code, for the congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program authorized under section 149 of title 23, United States Code, to support the operation of--

(1) with respect to amounts apportioned to the State of New Mexico, commuter rail service between Belen, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico; and
(2) with respect to amounts apportioned to the State of Maine, passenger rail service between Boston, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 19, 2011.)