The state of California has sued the Trump administration over its withholding of high-speed rail funds.
The U.S. Transportation Department earlier confirmed that it would withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010. California stated Tuesday, alongside the lawsuit, that they will seek a temporary restraining order request asking a judge to prevent the U.S. Transportation Department from repurposing the money for other transit projects.
The state argues that the withholding is aimed at punishing California for opposing President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the southern U.S. border. The administration had moved to remove funding from the project after an altered plan to the high-speed rail was introduced by Governor Newsom in February.