High-speed rail is getting a last-minute push from lawmakers and lobbyists as Congress debates how to revamp the nation’s infrastructure.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week advanced a $547 billion infrastructure bill that would provide $25 billion for high-speed rail projects. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee followed on Friday by introducing an accompanying bill with funding for similar projects.

But unlike the Senate bill, the House legislation doesn’t allow private rail firms to receive federal funding. That omission has sparked a lobbying campaign by companies aiming to build some of the first high-speed railways in the country.

Companies, unions and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are now rallying behind an amendment from Rep.

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