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Babin Rejects Biden Passing the Buck on Rail Strike

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after voting no on H.J. Res. 100 and H. Con. Res. 119.

“Make no mistake, a rail strike would be disastrous to our already spiraling economy,” said Babin. “However, Congress has no business dictating the terms of private employment contracts. The president, who deems himself the 'union guy,' should have been able to solve this issue long ago. Instead of simply extending the cooling-off period, allowing railroad labor and management to negotiate their terms, Speaker Pelosi and President Biden chose a heavy-handed, big-government approach that I could not support. As the representative of so many Texans in the chemical, energy, construction, and manufacturing sectors, which rely heavily on railroads, I am concerned Congress’s actions today set a dangerous precedent for future labor negotiations.”