WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 30, 2019 – Ian Jefferies, Association of American Railroads President and CEO, released the following statement on the death of Senator Thad Cochran:

“The AAR and the entire freight railroad industry is saddened to learn of the death of Senator Cochran. Throughout his esteemed tenure in Congress, Sen. Cochran was a leader who implemented bipartisan solutions, including in the transportation sector. Our thoughts are with Sen. Cochran’s family.”

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