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Supports Railroad Competition Act & ending BNSF monopoly

Montana State Auditor and candidate for United States Senate John Morrison today called on members of the US Senate to "end the years of endless delays" and pass the Railroad Competition Act.

"For nearly four years, the United States Senate has acted like an overbearing brakeman, halting progress on the Railroad Competition Act, while rural Montanans suffer under the non-competitive pricing of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)," Morrison said.

In April 2003, Senator Conrad Burns announced his sponsorship of the Railroad Competition Act, but the bill never made it out of committee. Burns reintroduced the bill in 2005, yet there have been no hearings - nor has the bill been voted on in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, of which Burns is a member.

Source: Campaign website www.JohnMorrison.us, "Issues" Oct 27, 2005

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