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House Members Propose Bill Allowing Dogs and Cats Aboard Amtrak

House Members Propose Bill Allowing Dogs and Cats Aboard Amtrak

(Benjamin R. Freed) If a bill being proposed by two House members becomes law, Amtrak riders might stop complaining about everything for a while. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) yesterday introduced H.R. 2066, the Pets on Trains Act of 2013 which, if passed would permit cat and dog owners to bring their furry friends aboard trains.

Currently, the only animals allowed on Amtrak routes are service animals, but Denham, a dog lover, is tired seeing his pooch, Lily, be allowed on airplanes, but not on train lines. "If I can take her a on a plane, why can’t I travel with her on Amtrak, too?" he said in a press release.

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