House Votes to Avert Rail Strike

The measure now goes to the Senate.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would avert a national railroad strike. The legislative decision would block nearly 100,000 railroad workers from striking next week. Ahead of the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “We must act to prevent a catastrophic strike that would touch the lives of nearly every family.” 

The legislation that the House approved would provide an additional seven days of sick leave to railroad workers each year. Rail companies and transportation unions had agreed in September to a contract. Eight unions ratified the agreement but four have not. 

The measure now goes to the Senate, where the measure will require 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they endeavor to keep the U.S. economy running.
  • For senators as they consider the measure passed by the House.

Sources: The Hill, Fox News 


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