The next step is floor action for a House bill authorizing $14.4 billion over five years for passenger-rail programs. The measure, which the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved on May 22, includes $4.2 billion for Amtrak capital grants, a new $2.5-billion state capital-grants program for passenger-rail projects and $1.75 billion for construction and equipment for 11 high-speed rail corridors. Authorizations would be subject to annual appropriations.