CLARKE JOINS BIPARTISAN LETTER LED BY CHS CHAIR THOMPSON AND VICE CHAIR TORRES TO MTA REGARDING SECURITY CAMERAS IN WAKE OF NYC SUBWAY SHOOTING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 21, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) joined a bipartisan letter led by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), Vice Chairman of the Committee to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) following the New York City Subway shooting in Sunset Park, Brooklyn last week.
“Our bipartisan letter to John “Janno” Lieber, Chairman and CEO of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is to urge him to be more transparent about how his agency utilizes Federal funding to secure the subway system and protect riders. The public deserves to know why the cameras at the 36th Street station and the next two closest stations were not functioning due to internet connection. On the heels of the terrifying mass shooting on the northbound N train in Sunset Park, Brooklyn that left 29 individuals injured, it is imperative we maintain our vigilance and resolve to keep riders safe and ensure attacks like this never happen again,” said Congresswoman Clarke.
The letter to MTA can be found HERE.
Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce on Immigration, a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Chair of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Homeland Security