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Local Republicans, Democrats Decry Metro Funding Elimination

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The budget proposal passed by the House of Representatives eliminated $150 million in annual funding for Metro, and now 24 local delegates and state senators are pushing to restore it.

In a joint letter to Virginia's Congressional delegation, the legislators say Northern Virginia's economy hinges on this funding, which was first approved by Congress in 2008 after 10 years of negotiations. The legislators also say having a fully functional Metro system is a matter of national security.

All Democratic Delegates from Northern Virginia signed on to the letter. They were joined by two local Republicans -- Delegates Jim LeMunyon and Tom Rust, both of western Fairfax County.

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