Late last year, the Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to approve a bipartisan bill to make it easier for rail shippers to make their case before the STB. I hope the House will take up this important debate and acknowledge the incredibly important role the freight rail industry plays in transporting goods throughout the United States.
Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.