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.
The train sped up for about a minute before leaving the track.
Democrats want Republicans to pick up the pace on working toward a long-term highway deal.
U.S. Park Police identified the man as Ryan McDonald, 39, of Vacaville, Calif.
“Are you really going to ask? That’s a stupid question,” Boehner said.
Investigators said the Amtrak train that derailed was traveling over 100 miles per hour.
The former Transportation chief blamed this week's crash on infrastructure.
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.
Obama says "great nations" invest in their infrastructure.
Schumer says funding could have prevented the crash.
A Republican-led committee voted to reduce the funding by about $200 million.
The measure would extend federal transportation spending until July.
Unless the Amtrak engineer had a heart attack, he says, there can be no excuse.
An Amtrak derailment is intensifying a debate over investments in infrastructure.