-Steny Hover (Democrat РMaryland) introduced H.J. Res. 76 to grant Congressional Consent approval for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a Metrorail Safety Commission (MSC) Interstate Compact.

The MSC Compact establishes a Washington Metrorail Safety Commission for the safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Rail (Metrorail) system.

BILL STATUS

The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on February 18, 2017 and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. The bill was presented to the House floor on July 17, 2017 and was passed by a role call vote of 399-5. The Senate Received the legislation, read it twice, and placed it upon the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. (Calendar No. 176)

BILL SUMMARY

Congress granted consent and approval for the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, and District of Columbia to enter into a compact to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. The parties intent to have the Safety Commission act as the state safety oversight for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) under 49 U.S.C. 5239. The bill text involves administrative set up of the Safety Commission.

COSPONSORS

Eleanor Holmes Norton (Democrat – DC)
John Sarbanes (Democrat – Maryland)
Gerald Connolly (Democrat – Virginia)
John Delaney (Democrat – Maryland)
Donald Beyer (Democrat- Virginia)
Anthony Brown (Democrat- Maryland)
Barbara Comstock (Republican – Virginia)
Jamie Raskin (Democrat – Maryland)

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