Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued the following statement after securing a vote on 7 days of sick leave for railroad workers.
"Railroad corporations are raking in record profits -- over $20 billion last year alone.
"Meanwhile, their workers do not even have the basic protections of a single day of paid or unpaid sick time. In the face of these record profits, railroad workers have made a simple, dignified request for the basic protections of paid leave. And we in Congress need to listen to them.
"I was proud to work alongside Rep. Bowman to push for an amendment to a rail deal that would guarantee 7 days of paid leave to railroad workers, and am grateful to Chairman Peter DeFazio and House leadership for bringing this amendment to the House Floor.
"I will always stand with rail workers and workers around the world, and will do everything in my power to make sure their basic demands are not ignored."