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S. 846: Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act

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Should local and state public transit agencies be punished for buying buses or rail cars from China, given that the country could potentially use them to spy on us?


Not a single U.S. company currently produces rail cars for subway or train systems. So when a public transit system is seeking bids to purchase more rail cars — as Washington D.C.’s WMATA currently is, for example — there are no domestic options.

Chinese companies can bid at very low prices thanks to government subsidies, particularly their state-owned rail ...

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John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Mar 14, 2019

Introduced on Mar 14, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 14, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 14, 2019

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Apr 9, 2019
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S. 846 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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