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Funding for Green Line included in Obama’s budget

Funding for extension of the Green Line has been included in President Obama’s federal budget proposal, US Representative Michael Capuano said today.

The funding has been included in the president’s fiscal 2015 budget, Capuano said, calling it “an important step in securing the federal funding necessary.”

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“I strongly support this project and will continue working with state and federal officials to advance it,” Capuano said in a statement. “The environmental and economic benefits of extending the Green Line are tremendous and residents are overwhelmingly in support of it.”

The extension would extend Green Line service into Somerville and Medford.

The president’s budget is a first step in the budget dance. Congress will review it and pass its own appropriations bills, which are then sent to the president for his signature.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.

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