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Rail Industry Carts In Big Lobbying Dollars To Fight Regulation

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The two former members of the Transportation Committee with sons currently serving on the committee are Rep. Bud Shuster (R-PA) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), said CREW:

Former Rep. Bud Shuster (R-PA), who once chaired the committee, lobbies for the Association of American Railroads and is the father of the current Rep. Shuster. His firm, Strategic Advisors, has reaped $390,000 in lobbying fees from the account since 2007, and he is the only lobbyist the firm has registered on the association's behalf. Former Rep. William Lipinski (D-IL), the father of Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) has made $866,000 lobbying for the Association of American Railroads and Burlington Northern since 2007. The current Rep. Lipinski, a member of the railroad subcommittee, has said his father does not lobby him.

Late update: Here's the full report.