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.
“They did this EVEN AFTER the Train Crash & loss of Life, last nite!!” she tweeted.
"I would think that we would want to increase Amtrak's budget," Sen. Bill Nelson said.
The Export-Import Bank's charter expires on June 30.
A GOP spending bill cuts the agency’s funding by $50 million.
David Plouffe will be chief adviser and join the company's board.
The speed limit at the sharp curve at Frankford Junction is 50 miles per hour.
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.
The effort was not enough to stop the train, which hit speeds over 100 mph.
Should ride-sharing services be included under an existing provision?
Democrats linked the Tuesday crash in Philadelphia to funding for the agency.
Brandon William Boshan, 32, reportedly left Philadelphia to return home to New York.
The meeting is set for June, after the May 31 deadline to extend funding.
Sen. Bob Menendez later discovered his son was on the next train that left Philadelphia.