‘Time for Choosing’: J.D. Vance Urges Fellow Republicans to Back Crackdown on Rail Industry

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
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During a Thursday hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Ohio senator J.D. Vance accused fellow Republicans of setting up roadblocks in his attempt to hold the rail industry accountable.

Vance and fellow Ohio senator Sherrod Brown are proposing the Railway Safety Act, which would boost safety requirements for trains carrying hazardous materials, call for more frequent inspections of rail cars, increase fines for safety violations, and greenlight $27 million to examine possible other safety improvements.

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