DeFazio, Peter A.

What You Missed: House Hearing on Metro Safety and Reliability

The House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday to address the D.C. Metro’s recent safety and reliably issues.

“The federal government has invested billions in Metro, yet the system is not safe and is not reliable,” Rep. Sam Graves said. “Congress cannot legislate communication or buy WMATA a safety culture.”

DeFazio Slams Obama's Trade Push

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., praised President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union for addressing health care and the economy, but was disappointed Obama did not discuss in detail the new Pacific trade deal.

What You Missed: House Hearing on May 12 Amtrak Crash

Lawmakers questioned transportation and government officials about the May 12 Amtrak derailment outside of Philadelphia at Tuesday’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing.