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How JD Vance and Democrats pushed through partisan politics to introduce rail safety legislation

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2023
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J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) put aside partisan politics to work with Democrats to address the toxic train derailment that affected his state.

In a rare moment, Vance, a hard-line conservative, reached across the aisle to sponsor a rail safety bill with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) that will implement new rail safety measures and impose financial penalties for those who do not reach them. He said there is a secret method to working with his fellow senators he disagrees with most of the time.

“One of the things I’ve learned here...

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