Tue May 9, 2023 AT 11:29 AM EDT
Former President Donald Trump on Monday threw his weight behind a bipartisan railway safety package that aims to prevent similar disasters to the February train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
The bill, spearheaded by Ohio Sens. Republican JD Vance and Democrat Sherrod Brown, would include new safety requirements for trains carrying hazardous material. Trump wrote the legislation could ensure “nothing like this EVER happens again” and that it had his “Complete and Total Endorsement!!!”
If the bill ultimately makes it to Biden’s desk, it’s likely to become the first major piece of legislation to make it through the divided Congress and be signed into law. Read Full Story