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Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015, Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 9, 2014   [open pdf - 912KB]

This is the April 9, 2014 hearing titled, "Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015," held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Patty Murray, U.S. Senator from Washington: "We are here today to talk about rail safety. Whether a railroad is carrying crude oil through towns across America, or people are taking a well earned vacation or commuting to work, we need to make sure that people are safe, whether on the train or near the tracks. […] Rail continues to be one of the safest modes of transportation, and 2013 was actually the safest year on record. But the increase in domestic energy production is changing the industry. With advances in technology, we now have access to oil deposits that were unobtainable just a few years ago. Today, we meet 66 percent of our demand for crude oil with domestic production right here in North America. As our energy dependency improves-independence improves, the way oil is brought to refineries is also changing. Most oil used to be imported overseas in ships, but today more and more of it moves by rail and pipeline." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Anthony Foxx, Debbie Hersman, Barb Graff, and Tim Pellerin.

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