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Off the Rails, Round 2

Congress grappling with potential shutdown


It seemed like a nationwide railworkers strike may have been averted back on September 15, thanks to government intervention. But the problem hasn't gone away, and now "Round Two" of the discussions has Congress intervening again.


Two and a half months ago, Washington stated it had reached a "tentative labor deal" to avert a strike that could drastically impact supply chains, travel plans, and markets. Early this week, the White House called on Congress for the same aversion. As of 2 PM today, that vote had passed in both the House and Senate, potentially keeping a strike at bay until at least after the holidays by reaching a tentative deal.






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