Congressmen Ellzey and Brady File High Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act

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On January 10th, Congressmen Jake Ellzey (TX-6) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (TX-8) introduced
the High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act to protect the property rights of Americans.
This bill ensures that Texas Central’s high-speed rail and other high-speed rail projects cannot seize
taxpayer land for projects that will never be started. The High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance
Act as filed will require companies to acquire all the land needed to finish a high-speed rail project before
construction can begin.
“This bill is about protecting private property rights, which is what Texas was built on,” said
Congressman Ellzey. “I will never give in when it comes to opposing private interests using eminent
domain to take someone’s property. Land cannot be taken, homes destroyed, and lives disrupted for a
private company’s boondoggle. The High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act will protect land
that families have owned for generations and depended on for their livelihoods.”
“Many questions remain about Texas Central’s plans to build and finance this controversial high-speed
rail project, and I support any necessary reforms that will protect the rights of landowners whose farms,
ranches, and homes sit along their proposed route,” said Congressman Brady. “Our government was
created to protect our liberties—not take them away—and I will continue to fight against anything that
would grant this company the ability to seize rural landowners’ property without their consent.”
Ellzey is helping lead the charge in Congress against High-Speed Rail Projects and their use of eminent
domain. Filing the High-Speed Rail Land Acquisition Assurance Act is the first step in ensuring the
protection of Americans property rights.

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