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Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on Amtrak Derailment

Dec 18, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released the following statement about the Amtrak derailment that occurred earlier today:

“My thoughts are with the loved ones of the victims and all those injured in the terrible Amtrak train crash in Washington this morning. We don’t yet know the cause of the horrific derailment which took the lives of multiple people, and we need to let the NTSB conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident. As Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure I will continue to monitor the situation, and work together with my colleagues to enact any changes necessary to prevent this type of accident in the future once we have more information about the cause.”