WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to Congress’ Railway Safety Act – introduced following the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio – FreedomWorks sent a letter to Members of Congress urging them to oppose the legislation. Adam Brandon, President of FreedomWorks, commented:
“The legislation offers a slew of significant new regulations that would do little to improve safety while creating gross inefficiencies for thousands of businesses. The provisions within the bill would grant the U.S. Department of Transportation unimaginable authority. We ask that lawmakers consider potential unintended consequences of the Railway Safety Act of 2023 and understand that despite the preventable derailment in Ohio, U.S. railroads are safe overall. Rail companies would be forced to divert resources away from critical research and development, which could have otherwise been used to advance new technologies and improve efficiency. Rather than advance this misguided bill, Congress should instead focus on the facts to best protect businesses, consumers, and taxpayers.”
The full text of the letter can be found here.
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