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T&I Republicans Push for Oversight and Accountability at Amtrak

Washington, D.C., June 6, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Today, the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee held a hearing, entitled “Amtrak Operations: Examining the Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Efficiency and Service.” During the hearing, Subcommittee Republicans pressed Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner about Amtrak doling out six-figure bonuses to executives, despite losing money; efforts to address crime at Amtrak facilities and on trains; Amtrak’s plans to expand services rather than focus on improving issues with existing routes and turn around its estimated $1 billion annual losses; and more. Highlights from the hearing can be found below:

Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Troy Nehls (R-TX) on Amtrak doling out bonuses to executives while losing hundreds of millions of dollars: "I think the American taxpayer has a right to know what they're paying their leaders at Amtrak."

During the 117th Congress, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republicans took action to conduct oversight and root out waste, fraud, and abuse at Amtrak, including:

Click here for more information about the hearing, including video and witness testimony.

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