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Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Hearing Will Examine Supply Chain Challenges

Washington, D.C., May 5, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Troy Nehls (R-TX) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing focused on the freight rail industry’s role in overcoming supply chain challenges. Following up on the first hearing of the 118th Congress, the Committee is continuing to focus on ongoing supply chain challenges throughout the transportation sector, with the goal of identifying potential legislative solutions.

In addition to the February 1, 2023, full Committee hearing, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee held a hearing on maritime transportation supply chain issues on March 28, 2023.  Next week, the Highways and Transit Subcommittee is also holding a hearing focused on the trucking industry’s role in overcoming supply chain challenges.

The hearing, entitled “Getting Back on Track: Exploring Rail Supply Chain Resilience and Challenges,” will be held at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 11, 2023, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:
  • Chuck Baker, President and CEO, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)
  • Chris Jahn, President and CEO, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • Ian Jefferies, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads (AAR)
  • Greg Regan, President, Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO
  • Marc Scribner, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation

More information about the hearing, including witness testimony and a link to the live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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