As of a few moments ago watching CSPAN-2, it appears the Senate opposition tactic is to pull provisions, such as the $15/hr minimum wage, out and into separate legislation that would require 60 votes. Under current rules, only certain legislation, which falls under reconciliation
, can pass with 51 votes.
Since restoring train frequency, as distinct from appropriating funds, could be considered away from the legislative intent, I must question if the train frequency will stand.
The Class I industry has lobbyists ready to point this out to Senators - all this assuming that they welcome the relief from having Amtrak trains interfere with Precision Railroading practices.
Finally, let it be noted with "Demlican" Sen. Manchin (?-WV), other non-rail "pet provisions" could find themselves heaved.