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(Source:, March 6, 2024)

The Senate Budget Committee has unanimously voted to advance a bill that would permanently exempt railroad workers’ unemployment and sickness insurance benefits from sequestration cuts, and end current cuts. Industry and labor groups had jointly written members of the committee earlier this week asking for support for S.1274, the Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness, or REEF, Act. The committee provided that support in a meeting on March 6, sending the bill on to the full Senate.

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