The president thanked first responders for their "swift work" to save lives.
Investigators say the system could have prevented last week's crash.
The rules from the Department of Transportation give Americans little reason to rest easy.
Congress faces looming deadlines to renew highway funding and Patriot Act provisions.
"The United States of America is falling behind dramatically its global peers," the Democrat said.
“We have not ruled anything out, nor have we ruled anything in,” an NTSB official said.
Inspectors have found damage on the lower portion of the train's windshield.
Measures in the House and Senate would extend transportation spending for two months.
Rep. John Mica said the rail system "squanders" its funding and should be privatized.
Congress faces a May 31 deadline to keep federal transportation funding flowing.
Etihad Airlines said U.S. airlines have received benefits worth $71 billion since 2000.
Dems say railroads must adopt new tech this year. Republicans say they need more time.
Three lawmakers are pushing for a floor vote on their proposal.
Sen. Bill Nelson says the cap on lawsuits should be raised to $500 million.
The forecast comes as lawmakers are scrambling to extend transportation funding.
Service has been suspended since a fatal derailment late Tuesday.
Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. said Amtrak shouldn't have to choose between safety equipment and bridges.
A security researcher told the FBI he hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment system.
Experts said an automated train system might have prevented Tuesday's Amtrak crash.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) cited a "drastic and sudden increase in ticket prices."
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger will testify before a panel.
“It is definitely an issue,” Johnson said in comments on MSNBC.
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Democrats say a two-month extension is increasingly likely.