Reauthorization of the Federal Rail Safety Program, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, January 30 and 31, 2007 [open pdf - 3MB]
From the opening statement of Corrine Brown: "The Subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony on reauthorization of the Federal Rail Safety Program. Since this is our first meeting of the 110th Congress, I believe this is a good opportunity to outline the near-term agenda of the Subcommittee, and our efforts to address many of the transportation challenges facing this Country. First, let me say how pleased I am to serve as the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. I have loved the railroads since I was a child watching the Silver Meter pass by my house every day. And I often tease members, pass through my house, we were just that close to it. I am also pleased to have the opportunity to work with my Republican colleague, Congressman Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania. And you can rest assured that the Transportation Committee is one committee in this House and this Subcommittee that will be run very bipartisan. We will work together for the good of the people of this Country. Thank you for being the Subcommittee Ranking Member. The Subcommittee will have an active agenda in the coming weeks and months, starting with the reauthorization of the Rail Safety program." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph H. Boardman, Charles A. Gonzalez, Calvin Scovel, Katherine Siggerud, Robert L. Sumwalt, Corrine Brown, Jerry F. Costello, Elijah E. Cummings, John L. Mica, James L. Oberstar, Tim Walz, Bill Shuster, Bruce L. Braley, Grace F. Napolitano, Steve Larson, Edward R. Hamberger, Earl Pomeroy, Edward W. Rodzwicz, Richard F. Timmons, Sharon L. Van Dyck, Edward Wytkind, and Cynthia Hilton.
Serial No. 110-5
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