Members to D.C. Metro Manufacturer: Don’t Make Us Look Bad

Connolly rode the 7000-series train in April. Beyer and Comstock were also along for the ride. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In an effort to keep funding and confidence in the system secure, a bipartisan group of D-M-V lawmakers are asking the manufacturer of Metro's new trains to provide regular updates to the system regarding production of the next-generation cars.  

The 7000-series car, which now operates on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines, has had issues with metal curing, car assembly and IT systems, according to a letter members sent to Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries. “Any delay in delivery of the cars would undermine our efforts to keep this funding on track,” House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., and Reps. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Don Beyer Jr., D-Va., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Donna Edwards, D-Md., John Delaney, D-Md., John Sarbanes, D-Md., and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., wrote on Feb. 10.  

Congressional Spouse Events Surround National Prayer Breakfast


Congressional spouses traditionally get together every February to meet one another, break bread together and share in each other’s faiths.  

Take Five: Rep. John Delaney

Delaney (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., talks about Bruce Springsteen, the New York Stock Exchange and time with his four daughters.