Senate Pulls Brake On Railroad Antitrust Bill

Law360, New York (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill designed to lift antitrust exemptions for the railroad industry was put on hold Monday, when two key senators elected to fold it into wider legislation dealing with transportation issues.

The Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 was set to move toward a cloture vote — the last step necessary to stop a filibuster before a final up or down vote — in the Senate Tuesday when Sens. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., the author of the bill, and John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said they would seek to...
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