Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Congressional Action to Avert Rail Shutdown

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2022 – “I thank Congress for taking swift action to prevent a potentially crippling national rail shutdown by sending to the President’s desk legislation that adopts the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators. A rail shutdown would have had significant and long-lasting effects on American food and agriculture and would have been devastating to the nation’s economy. Under President Biden’s leadership, U.S.