Congress moved Wednesday to avert a national rail strike. In a bipartisan move, lawmakers answered President Biden’s call to action to prevent the national crisis that would ensue with a rail strike set to begin as early as December 9.
Agriculture groups have been calling on Congress to intervene as rail transportation remains critical for the whole of agriculture. Congress passed two resolutions that overwhelmingly passed the House. One resolution included details for rail workers to receive at least seven paid sick days per year, which is suspected of having a more challenging time passing the Senate.
Ag groups are now calling on the Senate to act quickly to keep the agri-value chain moving this winter.
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