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United States Senate Committee on Pacific Railroads

The Senate Committee on Pacific Railroads is a defunct committee of the United States Senate. It was first established as a select committee in 1889 and became a standing committee on March 15, 1893. The committee is not to be confused with the Committee on the Pacific Railroad, which existed from 1861-1873.

The committee was appointed following an investigation into the finances of the Union Pacific Railroad, which was heavily indebted to the United States Government.[1] The committee was terminated on April 18, 1921.

Chairmen 1863-1921Edit