Grants Congressional approval for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to form a safety commission for the DC Metrorail system.
This joint resolution grants congressional consent and 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.
Original sponsor: Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]
Cosponsors: Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large], Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3], Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11], Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6], Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8], Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4], Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8], Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.
Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll381.xml
Related bill: SJRES 22 (Related bill)