U.S. Senate Leader Schumer calls for safety audit into all major railroads after Ohio derailment

The call comes more than a month after a Norfolk Southern train went off the tracks miles from the Pa. border

By: - March 16, 2023 10:05 am

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., leads a news conference following the weekly Democratic Senate policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2023 in Washington, DC. Schumer and Senate Democrats called on the National Transportation and Safety Board to expand its investigation into Norfolk Southern to include a comprehensive review of all Class I freight railroad companies’ safety practices. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy and helps direct national coverage as deputy Washington bureau chief for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.