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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Amtrak Cascades 501 derailment near DuPont, Washington.
"The news of the devastating train derailment outside of Dupont this morning is horrifying. My heart goes out to the victims, their friends and family, and everyone impacted by this tragedy.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Dave Reichert, Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, and Derek Kilmer in a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding to restore and modernize the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, more commonly known as the Ballard Locks. The Locks are not only important to public safety and the environment, but are also a significant economic driver in Washington state.