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.
"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