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Old 09-28-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default Oberstar wants to regulate railroads

Killing the DQ isn't the only thing on Rep. James Oberstar's agenda. He also wants to regulate the railroads again. A news release is enclosed below. One interesting thing here is that he attended and spoke at a breakfast sponsored by Dittus Communications, The Hill news group and the American Chemistry Council. If anyone in our effort has contacts within these groups, perhaps they should be asked to assist with getting Oberstar's mind changed about the DQ.

September 28, 2007
Oberstar: New administration could aid rereg bill

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) has pledged a long-term effort to advance legislation to regulate freight railroad rates. "It is realistic to think that this can become law, and if not in the context of the present administration, in a subsequent administration," Oberstar said at a Thursday breakfast sponsored by Dittus Communications, The Hill news group, and the American Chemistry Council.

"We're going to do a bill, it will be reported by this committee and it will reach the House floor," vowed Oberstar. He acknowledged difficulties in moving the bill this year given Congress' intent to adjourn on Nov. 16. But Oberstar said he would seek to move it "very early" in the next session.
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