Mark Kirk (IL-R) votes against high speed rail

What's curious, then, is Kirk's vote, along with Congressman Peter Roskam, to try and strip $4 billion in federal funding set aside for a national high-speed rail network from a larger transportation and housing bill.

If Kirk is serious about the need to both stimulate the battered economy and invest in infrastructure (as he's said he does), then it seems counter intuitive to try and hobble a program that's got states in several regions nationally working together to formulate plans for high-speed rail hubs.