U.S., West Virginia: Manchin joins senators in calling for assurances that Amtrak service cuts will be temporary

From Staff Reports, Charleston Gazette-Mail; June 26, 2020 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has joined three other U.S. senators in sending…

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Todd Rokita twice voted to defund Amtrak. Here’s what he said about his nomination to Amtrak’s board.

By John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star; July 24, 2019 Former Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana faced tough questioning during a Senate…

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New Congress, New Faces, New Challenges

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 16, 2019 LEGISLATIVE REPORT, APRIL 2019 – Knock,…

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South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings’ role in rail merger policy

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 8, 2019 Somewhat buried in history is that…

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Congress moving toward Chinese railcar ban: Eno

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 7, 2018 The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have each…

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Senate bill will keep Amtrak’s Southwest Chief rail service intact

By Rafael Garcia, The Wichita Eagle; August 1, 2018 Westward passenger train service on the Southwest Chief line should stay…

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Senate OKs measure to analyze impact of Amtrak’s on-time performance

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 26, 2018 The U.S. Senate has passed an amendment directing Amtrak‘s Inspector General to update…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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Kansas Senate committee looks at passenger rail

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Ottawa Herald; January 26, 2018 Led by Sen. Carolyn McGinn (R-Sedgwick), the Kansas Senate…

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