Press Releases

In Bipartisan Letter to FCC, DeFazio, Graves, Norton, Davis Support Stakeholders Seeking Waivers to Deploy C-V2X Technology Within 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

August 08, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing their support for transportation stakeholders to have authority to operate Cellular … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Members Urge the Biden Administration to Finalize Long Overdue Flight Attendant Rest Rule

August 05, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Majority sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda D. Young urging the administration to complete its final rule on flight attendant duty period limitations and rest requirements, called for in the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act. "Almost four years after bipartisan passage of the [FAA reauthorization] law, the final rule is still not complete," the … Continue Reading


Support for Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act Grows as Shippers Demand Relief from Costly, Unfair Practices

August 03, 2022

Washington, DC- The Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act, introduced earlier today by Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture David Scott (D-GA), and Chair of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Jim Costa (D-CA), has gained support from captured freight rail customers who stand to … Continue Reading


Chairs Payne, Jr., DeFazio, Scott, and Costa Introduce Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act

August 02, 2022

Bill Text | Section by Section | Fact Sheet Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture David Scott (D-GA), and Chair of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Jim Costa (D-CA) introduced the Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act. This legislation will … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Applauds Senate Passage of Water Resources Development Act of 2022

July 28, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement upon the Senate passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022. "I applaud the Senate for passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 today by an impressive vote of 93 to 1. This important legislation will invest in our ports, harbors, inland waterways, flood protection, and other essential water infrastructure," Chair DeFazio … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Supporting Servicemembers to Promote a More Resilient Coast Guard

July 27, 2022

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 Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today's hearing titled, "Enhancing Personnel Resources to Support a Stronger, More Resilient Coast Guard." Videos of DeFazio and Carbajal's opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be found … Continue Reading


In Letter to Secretary Buttigieg, Chairs DeFazio, Norton and 56 House Members Support Administration’s Efforts to Track and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

July 26, 2022

"After more than five years of delay, we applaud FHWA for taking this important step to implement a GHG performance measure. This proposed rule will provide…a key tool to consistently measure, report on, and reduce carbon pollution from the surface transportation system." Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and 56 representatives … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Announce Roundtable on Harmful Algal Blooms

July 22, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) announced that the subcommittee will hold a roundtable titled, "Local Perspectives: Combating Harmful Algal Blooms in the Garden State." During this roundtable, which will take place in Rep. Tom Malinowski's (D-NJ) district, the subcommittee will hear from state and local stakeholders at New … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Announce Hearing on Supporting Servicemembers to Promote a Resilient Coast Guard

July 22, 2022

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, "Enhancing Personnel Resources to Support a Stronger, More Resilient Coast Guard." The purpose of this hearing is for members to learn what resources are needed to support servicemembers and ensure that the Coast Guard can achieve its … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Advances Bills to Protect the Environment, Help Disaster Victims, and Improve Transportation Safety – Including Bipartisan Truck Parking Safety Legislation

July 20, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a slate of legislation during a committee markup, including a bipartisan bill to invest in truck parking across the country, making it easier for professional drivers to find a safe place to rest while easing supply chain challenges. Legislation approved during today's markup is now ready for consideration on the House floor. "I am pleased to have passed legislation out of committee that will create a … Continue Reading


House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to Hold Markup

July 19, 2022

Washington, DC - The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a markup on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to consider the following measures: Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (ANS) to H.R. 884, National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2021 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (ANS) to H.R. 2187, Truck Parking Safety Improvement ActH.R. 8416 Disaster Survivors Fairness Act of 2022 (pending introduction)H.R. 7636, BRIGHT ActGeneral Services … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Hearing on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Implementation

July 19, 2022

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, "Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." Video of DeFazio's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Welcome to today's hearing to examine the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Thank … Continue Reading


T&I’s Bipartisan Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 Passes House

July 15, 2022

Washington, DC - Yesterday, leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure applauded House passage of the Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The bill was named in honor of Rep. Don Young, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure from 2001 to 2007, and a longtime member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation before sadly passing away in March of … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Announces Full Committee Hearing on the Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

July 15, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the committee will hold a hearing titled, "Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." The purpose of this hearing is for Members to hear from U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on the administration's ongoing efforts to implement the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.More information about the hearing-including a witness list, written … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on State of General Aviation

July 13, 2022

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 Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today's hearing titled, "The State of General Aviation." Videos of DeFazio and Larsen's opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be found here.Chair DeFazio:Thank you, Chair Larsen, for holding this hearing today examining … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Announce Hearing on State of General Aviation

July 08, 2022

Washington, DC - 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) announced the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "The State of General Aviation." During this hearing, members will discuss changes and trends in the different segments of the general aviation industry, including general aviation service, general aviation safety, ongoing sustainability efforts in general aviation, and … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Welcome DOT OIG Audit of the FAA’s Oversight of Boeing 737 and 787 Production

June 29, 2022

Washington, DC - 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) released the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General (DOT OIG) announced their audit of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the production of Boeing's 737 and 787 aircrafts. "Today's announcement that the Department of Transportation's … Continue Reading


Bipartisan Letter Urges Secretary Buttigieg to Protect NTSB Independence Amid Growing Commercial Space Industry

June 24, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Buttigieg urging him to protect the independence of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding oversight of commercial space accidents. "Recently, … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Calls on FAA to Heed National Academies’ Recommendations Regarding Airplane Risk Assessment

June 22, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after the National Academies shared its consensus study report evaluating the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Transport Airplane Risk Assessment Methodology (TARAM): "The TARAM report released today by the National Academies-mandated under my 2020 bipartisan aviation safety law-makes it very clear that the FAA can better fulfill its … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Responds to President Biden’s Call for a Federal Gas Tax Holiday

June 22, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement in response to President Biden's call for a three-month federal gas tax holiday: "Although well-intentioned, this policy would at best achieve only miniscule relief while blowing a $10 billion dollar hole in the Highway Trust Fund that would need to be filled if we want to continue to fix crumbling bridges, address the spike in traffic deaths, and … Continue Reading