House Democrats Link Fatal Train Derailment To Republican Blockage Of Transportation Bill
This morning, House Democrats held a press conference in which U.S. Representatives Xavier Becerra and Joe Crowley linked House Republicans’ failure to pass a transportation funding bill with a train accident near Philadelphia last night that killed at least six people.
Becerra noted that the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives has forced transportation funding legislation to wait while Republican legislation to promote right wing social issues has been allowed to take center stage. “We are watching our Republican colleagues,” he said, “return to their social agenda at a time when we are less than three weeks away from watching money for our transportation programs expire… All this time we are using on the congressional calendar to do a social agenda instead of doing the work of the American people.”