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House Democrats want to boost funding for an automated train control system that could have prevented the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia last week. Policymakers are offering a motion to authorize $750 million for the program as part of a surface transportation bill being voted on Tuesday, the Hill reported.

“Americans deserve better infrastructure that puts safety first,” Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement.

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