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Congress Would Act to Avert National Rail Strike, Hoyer Says

Sept. 12, 2022, 6:33 PM

Congress would act to avert a national freight railway strike which could have a devastating effect on the US economy in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.

“There is a role for Congress if in fact they fail to reach an agreement,” the Maryland Democrat said on Bloomberg Television’s “Balance of Power with David Westin.” “We can pass legislation if needed.”

Industry groups have been pressing Congress to intervene in the dispute, using its power to bar railworkers from striking by extending the Friday deadline for a deal or to force both ...