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New York: We'll take Florida's money

That didn't take long: New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter has asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a portion of Florida's share of high speed rail.

Slaughter's office said she's fired off a letter outlining "New York’s commitment to high-speed rail development as vital to the region’s future transportation, economic, and security interests.

"While we are aware of the resistance among some to spend money in our current economic environment, the truth is that only bold investments in our nation's infrastructure will help us build a foundation for a stronger future, compete in the global economy and improve national security," the New Yorker wrote.