U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., said the House delegation from the New England area has an opportunity to influence federal transportation spending now that its Democratic members are in the majority.
"We have astonishing power. We have clout, for this little chip of a region, which is basically the size of what, a piece of Texas, a piece of Montana," said Hodes, who represents the state's 2nd Congressional District. "This tiny little place with enormous clout in its congressional delegation, that is a change and that is why this moment is so important."
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