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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia


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June 16, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - At a briefing of the National Capital Region House Delegation, called by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) alerted the delegation to significant safety concerns at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) following its safety management inspection (SMI) of WMATA’s rail and bus transit systems. FTA’s full SMI report will be released tomorrow, June 17, 2015. FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan indicated at the briefing that FTA would recommend further critical and necessary measures to protect the safety of Metro riders. FTA conducted a top-to-bottom inspection of WMATA’s safety operations following the January 12, 2015, fatal smoke incident in a tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.
June 12, 2015 Press Release
The products that flow through our networks of highways, railroads and pipelines are the lifeblood of our country’s economy, and the nation’s transportation infrastructure is the vital network through which it must flow. Consequently, dollars spent on the research, development and technology - or RD&T - activities at the Department of Transportation are essential to the nation’s prosperity. These efforts support critical infrastructure, and enhance both a healthy economy and the most efficient transportation system.
June 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) issued the following statement on her no vote on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill: 

June 9, 2015 Press Release

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.

June 4, 2015 Press Release

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):

June 2, 2015 Press Release

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.

May 22, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) and Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) will serve as co-chairs for the Public Transportation Caucus for the 114th Congress (2015-16).
May 21, 2015 Press Release

"Honored to be a part of the Human Trafficking bill signing ceremony today with the Speaker and my colleagues from the U.S. Senate and House. Next stop, the President’s desk." - Congresswoman Barbara Comstock