Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued the following statement on her no vote on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill:
In the wake of a critical National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report, the National Capital Region’s Congressional Delegation today called on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to take immediate action to fix a serious safety issue resulting from improperly installed power connector assemblies throughout the Metrorail system.
Joint statement from Reps. Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), Donna F. Edwards (MD-4), John Sarbanes (MD-3), John Delaney (MD-6), Don Beyer (VA-8), Barbara Comstock (VA-10):
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th), seeking answers Tuesday morning to the recent fatal derailment of Amtrak #188, expressed frustration Tuesday during the first congressional hearing into the matter.
Specifically, she wanted to know whether the engineer was on his cell phone at the time of the derailment.