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November 5, 2007

Senate Votes - S. 294: Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act

S. 294: Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007
A bill to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes.


Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)


S.Amdt. 3453 by Sen. Sununu [R-NH]
To prohibit Federal subsidies in excess of specified amounts on any Amtrak train route.
Rejected 28-66

S.Amdt. 3456 by Sen. Sununu [R-NH]
To remove the limitation on the number of Amtrak routes available for competitive bid.
Rejected 27-64

S.Amdt. 3474 by Sen. Coburn [R-OK]
To require Amtrak to regularly report to Congress on the profits or losses relating to the provision of food and beverage service and to limit such service on Amtrak rail lines that incur losses.
Rejected 24-67

Motion to Invoke Cloture on S.294
Cloture Motion Agreed to 79-13
Senate Limits Debate on Amtrak Bill
The Senate on Tuesday agreed to limit debate on an $11.4 billion, six-year reauthorization of Amtrak, the nation’s passenger railroad, after rejecting an amendment that would have cut its money-losing food service contracts.

S.Amdt. 3467 by Sen. DeMint [R-SC]
To require Amtrak to disclose the Federal subsidy of every ticket sold for transportation on Amtrak.
Rejected 27-65

On Passage of the Bill
Passed 70-22

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