Latest Fact-checks on Raymond LaHood Raymond LaHood stated on February 25, 2013 in an interview on MSNBC: "There's going to be a slowdown and delays in flights" as a result of the sequester. Raymond LaHood stated on March 2, 2011 in a speech to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.: "Thirty-five states have accepted high-speed intercity rail money." Raymond LaHood stated on September 6, 2010 in a speech at a Labor Day rally in Milwaukee: "It’s coming. Nobody can stop this train."