Chair Cantwell Leads Congressional Resolution In Honor of Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary

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April 30, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and today released the following statement along with her bipartisan resolution honoring Amtrak on the occasion of 50 years serving American communities.

“For fifty years, Amtrak lines have been a lifeblood of travel in the United States,” Chair Cantwell said. “In my home state of Washington, Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, and Cascades lines provide over 1 million trips across the state each year. We must continue to invest in our celebrated passenger rail system because Amtrak lines like these link people to economic opportunities, tourism destinations, and other communities around our state and across the country.”

The full text of the bipartisan resolution from Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS), Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) can be found HERE.