House Panel Takes On Railroad Antitrust Bill

Law360, New York (July 30, 2009, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are mulling the latest version of legislation designed to lift antitrust exemptions for the railroad industry, just after the authors of a companion bill in the Senate voted to fold their similar measure into wider legislation dealing with transportation issues.

The House subcommittee on courts and competition policy was scheduled to mark up H.R. 233, also known as the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009, on Wednesday.

Senior Democrats in both the House and the Senate have been pushing...
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