Press Releases

Committee Leaders Urge FCC to Act to Protect Aviation Safety Amid 5G Broadband Implementation

November 19, 2021

T&I Leaders to FCC Chairwoman: "…we appear no closer to resolving the serious concerns that the use of the C-band for 5G would create harmful interference with radio altimeters in civil and military airplanes and helicopters" WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing safety concerns with the … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Leaders Request OIG Review of FAA’s Boeing 787 Oversight

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) requested the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (OIG) conduct a review of the FAA's oversight of the manufacture and production of the Boeing 787. The Members highlighted several concerns in their letter: "In October … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act: "Just days after President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law-which will inject $550 billion in new funding into rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure-House Democrats are moving forward with enacting the rest of the Build Back … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Hearing to Examine North American Supply Chain Challenges

November 17, 2021

  Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today’s hearing titled, “Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges.” Video of DeFazio’s opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Supply chain challenges stemming from new … Continue Reading


Chair Carbajal Statement from Hearing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shoreside Infrastructure Backlog

November 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today's hearing titled, "Rebuilding Coast Guard Infrastructure to Sustain and Enhance Mission Capability." More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair Carbajal: Good morning, and welcome to today's Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittee hearing on "Rebuilding Coast Guard … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on President Biden Signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into Law

November 15, 2021

  WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law: “Today, President Biden is making history by signing into law the largest investment in America’s infrastructure in a generation. This historic law will help address the climate crisis, create good-paying jobs, and boost American … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Announces Hearing to Examine North American Supply Chain Challenges

November 15, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the full committee will hold a hearing titled, "Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges." In announcing this hearing, Chair DeFazio said: "Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy continues to grapple with costly disruptions. Since the start of the pandemic, a perfect storm of increased online commerce, … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Announce Hearing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shoreside Infrastructure Backlog

November 12, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) announced the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "Rebuilding Coast Guard Infrastructure to Sustain and Enhance Mission Capability." This hearing will highlight the need to invest in and provide oversight of shoreside infrastructure, information technology, and data infrastructure … Continue Reading


Chair Payne, Jr. Statement from Hearing to Examine if Discrimination Exists in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting

November 09, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) during today's hearing titled, "Does Discrimination Exist in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting?" Video of Payne's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair Payne, Jr.: Good morning. When I had the honor of being selected by my colleagues to become Chair of this … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on House Passage of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 05, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "Today, House Democrats are building back better for the American people. The long-overdue investments in our nation's infrastructure included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will grow the economy, strengthen our global competitiveness, create … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Announce Hearing to Examine if Discrimination Exists in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting

November 05, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) announced the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "Does Discrimination Exist in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting?" More information about the hearing, including witness testimony and a livestream, can be found here once available. HEARING DETAILS The Subcommittee on … Continue Reading


House of Representatives Clears Transportation and Infrastructure Bills Advanced by Committee with Bipartisan Support

November 04, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed eight bills that the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved on a bipartisan basis earlier this year. "I applaud the House for passing eight bills today that were approved by our committee on a bipartisan basis," said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR). "In particular, I'm pleased to see the House pass my bill to name the U.S. Department of Transportation's headquarters in … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from First Committee Hearing on Protecting the Nation’s Infrastructure Amid an Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

November 04, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today's hearing titled, "The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: Industry Perspectives on Securing the Nation's Infrastructure." Video of DeFazio's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Today we will hear about the challenges and gaps in protecting our nation's … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Payne Applaud Final Rule to Expand Federal Oversight of Nation’s Natural Gas Gathering Pipelines

November 03, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) release of a final rule establishing safety measures for onshore natural gas gathering pipelines: "Yesterday's final rule makes a … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing on General Service Administration’s Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

November 02, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today's hearing titled, "The General Services Administration's Priorities for 2021 and Beyond." Video of opening remarks from Chairs DeFazio and Titus are here and here. More information on the hearing … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Announce Hearing on General Services Administration’s Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

October 29, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) announced the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "The General Services Administration's Priorities for 2021 and Beyond." At the hearing, members will receive testimony from the Administrator of General Services and the General Services Administration's Public … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Announces First Hearing in a Two-Part Series on Protecting the Nation’s Infrastructure Amid an Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

October 29, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the committee will hold a hearing titled, "The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: Industry Perspectives on Securing the Nation's Infrastructure." During this first hearing in a two-part series, members will hear industry perspectives about the gaps in the nation's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. More … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Advances Several Bills, Including Bipartisan Legislation to Help Communities Rebuild and Recover After Disaster

October 27, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a slate of legislation during a committee markup, including two bipartisan bills to help communities expedite disaster recovery efforts. Legislation approved during today's markup is now ready for consideration on the House floor. "As climate change continues to drive more frequent and severe extreme weather events, communities are increasingly in need of additional tools to help them rebuild and recover … Continue Reading


T&I Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Communities Prepare for and Respond to Disasters

October 26, 2021

Bill Text Washington, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Daniel Webster (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen disaster mitigation and resilience programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Resilient … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing to Examine FEMA’s Assistance Programs’ Ability to Help Before, During, and After Wildfires

October 26, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today's hearing titled, "Are FEMA's Assistance Programs Adequately Designed to Assist Communities Before, During, and After Wildfire?" Video of opening remarks from Chairs DeFazio and Titus are here and … Continue Reading