Fattah Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Name 30th Street Station in Honor of Bill Gray

Aug 01, 2014, 10:14 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and 10-term Congressman from Philadelphia released the following statement on the Senate vote to rename Philadelphia's 30th Street Station in honor of the late Congressman William H. Gray III. The bill now goes to the President's desk to be signed into law:

"Yesterday's Senate vote to rename Philadelphia's 30th Street Station moves the bill one step closer to being signed into law. As we await the President's signature, I want to thank the entire Pennsylvania delegation for supporting this piece of legislation that honors a great leader; a man who was not only a trailblazer in the halls of Congress, but who left a lasting impact throughout the Philadelphia community.

"Bill served Philadelphia and its residents with distinction for more than 12 years as Member of Congress, and for decades longer as a community activist, and longtime pastor. His contributions to 30th Street Station are a small, but significant part of Bill's enormous legacy to the city and the rail community. In 1985, as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Gray led the fight against proposed cuts to eliminate Amtrak. Later, he secured millions in funding to overhaul the iconic train station in our district and allow the renovation to its current state. I am proud we can honor Bill Gray with this fitting tribute."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah