Senate Democrats

Reid On Averted Railroad Work Stoppage

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after several railway unions and the National Carrier’s Conference Committee reached an agreement that averted a work stoppage. Senator Reid worked with both sides to help them reach a compromise:

“I applaud all the stakeholders who worked to avert a work stoppage that would have hurt our nation’s economy just as the holiday season gets underway. It is Congress’ constitutional duty to ensure the unfettered flow of interstate commerce, and to protect the nation’s economic well being. I am pleased with this outcome and congratulate all sides, including the White House and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, for their effort to find common ground that protects our economy and keeps it on-track.”