One bill (which passed with 79 Republican votes and 211 Democratic ones) codified the higher wages the railroads were offering.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted Tuesday he "will not vote to impose a deal that doesn't have the support of the rail workers.".
Ultimately, all but three Republican members of Congress—who, notably, have unlimited sick days and all 10 federal holidays off per year—still voted against it.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy indicated to reporters prior to the vote few Republican members were expected to vote in favor of increasing paid time off.
In early negotiations, the unions requested 15 days of sick leave, while the resolution adopted Wednesday notably had just seven.
The disparity between railroaders and members of Congress was visibly on display on social media after the vote.
"The 'working class party' strikes again," Justin Baragona, a media reporter for the Daily Beast, tweeted following the vote. »