Rep. Van Duyne to Newsmax: White House Put Congress in Bind With Rail Strike Vote

The House of Representatives was put into a “horrible position” by the White House by having to vote to block a rail strike, Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, told Newsmax on Wednesday.

The House voted 290-137 on Wednesday to block the strike, which could have cost the U.S. about $2 billion a day, imposing a labor agreement between rail companies and their workers.

Four of the 12 unions that represent more than 100,000 employees at large freight rail carriers voted against a labor agreement brokered by the Biden administration. The unions had threatened to strike if an agreement wasn’t reached by a Dec. 9 deadline.

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