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Perhaps Congress could grasp what that accident-prevention slogan meant when it was coined during the golden age of railroading in 1873, a time when the federal government managed to scrape by on a $290 million budget. But this week, safety priorities seem open to question as House and Senate conferees attempt to patch together a transportation budget that would spend a few hundred times more each year than it took old Ulysses S. Grant to run the whole country back then.
WASHINGTON — The push to impose criminal penalties on auto executives who fail to disclose deadly automobile defects hit another roadblock last week when a Senate committee voted down such a proposal.
Lawmakers and safety advocates who were pushing to institute criminal penalties for such behavior expressed dismay as that and a series of other auto safety reforms — including barring used-car dealers from selling vehicles with unrepaired recalls — also failed to proceed.
For Immediate Release
July 9, 2015
Bryan Gulley (Senate Commerce Committee Democratic Office) 202-224-7824
Josh Zembik (Blumenthal) 202-224-6452
Giselle Barry (Markey) 202-224-2742
Senate Lawmakers Propose Sweeping Auto Safety Reforms
Measure includes jail time, unlimited civil fines for concealing safety defects