Republicans seek to overturn Biden rule on train crews

By Manuel Quiñones | 04/22/2024 06:04 AM EDT

The rule requires two-person crews on most long-haul freight trains.

Rep. Eric Burlison (R-Mo.).

A resolution from Rep. Eric Burlison (R-Mo.) would undo the Federal Railroad Administration's new crew mandate. Alex Brandon/AP

House Republicans introduced a resolution of disapproval Friday against the new crew mandate for freight trains.

The Federal Railroad Administration regulation, released earlier this month, requires two-person crews on most long-haul freight trains, with some exceptions.

Missouri Republican Rep. Eric Burlison is taking the lead in trying to overturn it using the Congressional Review Act. He agrees with rail companies that say the rule is not based on sound research.


“This resolution is a vital step towards ensuring policymaking in the rail industry is based on facts, not influential unions,” said Burlison in a statement.