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A $1.1 billion bill that would provide new security funding for freight and passenger railroads is running into a serious roadblock in the House.
Introduced June 17, the bill is opposed by Democrats who say they were left out of its drafting, making it unlikely it will pass before Congress leaves for its long August recess. "We're starting to get squeezed in here a bit," said House Railroads Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Jack Quinn, R-N.Y.
Quinn has an extra impetus to see a rail security bill passed this year. The six-term lawmaker plans to retire, and sees a rail security bill as a legacy.
The legislation, known as the Protecting Railroads Against …