U.S. Senator introduces railroad deregulation bill. Her biggest campaign donor? Union Pacific

Published: July 28, 2017

Last updated on August 31st, 2017

DeSmogBlog reported that the top campaign donor for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) is Union Pacific Railroad – and, four of her top 11 donors are railroad companies.

This past June, Senator Fischer introduced the Railroad Advancement of Innovation and Leadership with Safety (RAILS) Act – a legislative initiative aimed at rolling back rail safety requirements including electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes.

If that isn’t disturbing enough, Senator Fischer is the chair of the Senate Surface Transportation Subcommittee.