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President Donald J. Trump met with Vice Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Liu Liu in the White House's Oval Office on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, he plans to cancel $ 929 million awarded to a high-speed rail project in California and wants the state to return the additional $ 2.5 billion they have already spent.
$ 3.5 billion, which the federal government has provided California to build a train with balls between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Gavin Newsom promised to fight for the money and said that this was a response to the fact that California again sued the administration, this time on Trump's extraordinary declaration to pay for the wall along the American-Mexican border.
President Trump, and we will not sit idly by, – said in a statement to News. "This is money in California and we will fight for it."
This is the latest surge between the White House and California. Earlier this month, Tramp filed a lawsuit on an extraordinary return to the train, stating that California filed a complaint on behalf of the 16 states.
California, a state that spent billions of dollars on its off-road high-speed train, seems to be responsible, without hope of completeness,
The train project faced constant overheads and delays, as California had approved it in 2008. Trump administration said on Tuesday that the state did not provide the necessary appropriate dollars and could not complete certain construction work in 2022 deadline.
Newsom stated in its first state of last week that it plans to cut the project and focus I immediately set up a 171-mile (275-kilometer) highway in central California, whose office said that he still plans to complete the full line, although he said that the current plan would cost too much and take too long.
He promised continue the environmental work on the full line needed to save federal money.
But the US Department of Transportation reported that Newsom comments last week raised the administration's concern over the project. Federal funding has been awarded, "the letter describing the case of cancellation of money is said.