Chairman Chaffetz Issues Statement on Amtrak Incident in Pennsylvania

Published: May 13, 2015

WASHINGTON— House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) issued the following statement in response to the Amtrak derailment that occurred late Tuesday evening on May 12th in Pennsylvania:

“The news coming out of Pennsylvania regarding the Amtrak derailment is heartbreaking. Nearly 30 million people ride Amtrak each year and they should board the trains knowing that safety is a paramount priority. Rail safety is something we take very seriously and hopefully we can get to the bottom of what went wrong so that we can work toward ensuring it never happens again.”