H.R. 4397: Rail Safety Act

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide for caches of emergency response equipment to be used in the event of an accident involving rail tank cars transporting hazardous material, crude oil, or flammable liquids.

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Jan 28, 2016


Referred to Committee on Jan 28, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 28, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Ron Kind

Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016
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Jan 28, 2016

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