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House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to Hold Markup

May 17, 2022

Washington, DC - The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a markup on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to consider the following measure: ANS to H.R. 7776, Water Resources Development Act of 2022 and Other matters cleared for consideration Members will appear by videoconference or in person in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Additional details can be found here once available. The markup will be livestreamed through the House Transportation and … Continue Reading


Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022

May 17, 2022

Bill Text | Section by Section Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Ranking Member David Rouzer (R-NC) released the following statements after yesterday's introduction of the Water Resources … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Announce Hearing on Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change at U.S. Airports

May 13, 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, "Preparing for Take-Off: Examining Efforts to Address Climate Change at U.S. Airports." During this hearing, members will hear testimony on what U.S. airports and airport stakeholders are doing to meet the challenge of the climate crisis. More information about the … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Statements from Hearing on The Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Resolving Freight Rail Conflicts

May 12, 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 Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) during today's hearing titled, "Board Member Views on Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization."Video of DeFazio and Payne, Jr.'s opening statements can be found here and here. More information on the hearing can be … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Announce Hearing to Discuss the Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Resolving Freight Rail Conflicts

May 06, 2022

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, "Board Member Views on Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization." During the hearing, members of the Surface Transportation Board will discuss how to improve the Board's efficiency and authority in resolving freight … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on the Reported Move of Boeing

May 05, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement regarding news that Boeing will be moving their headquarters from Chicago, IL to Arlington, VA. "The Boeing Company is at its best when it focuses on engineering world-class airplanes with the highest standards of safety. Moving their headquarters to Chicago and away from their roots in the Pacific Northwest was a tragic mistake that took them further from that … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Honors the Legacy of Former DOT Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

May 04, 2022

OREGON-Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on the passing of Norman Y. Mineta: "Norm was the Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation and one of my mentors when I first came to Congress, and I benefited tremendously from his leadership and guidance. His example inspired me to vigorously oversee the aviation industry and FAA, and insist on safety for the traveling public before all else. Norm served on … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Leaders Release Statement On Passage of FEMA-Related Bills

April 28, 2022

Washington, DC- The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has advanced several important Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) bills during today's markup. "Helping communities prepare for and recover from disasters is an incredibly important part of the work we do on this committee, and the bills we advanced today will make concrete improvements in this critical area," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. "We've continually heard stories of unprecedented disaster impact and … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Leaders Release Statement On Passage of Aviation Bills

April 28, 2022

Washington, DC- The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced three important aviation bills at today's markup, H.R. 3482, the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act of 2021, H.R. 5315, the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act and H.R. 6270, the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization (AAIM) Act. "I am pleased to see this bipartisan aviation legislation advance through committee today," Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. "It has been clear for some … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Norton Statements from Hearing on Workforce Development in Surface Transportation Construction

April 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 Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) during today's hearing titled, "Examining Workforce Development and Job Creation in Surface Transportation Construction." Video of DeFazio and Norton's opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be found … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on the Proposed FY23 Budget for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transport Programs

April 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, "Review of Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs." Videos of DeFazio and Carbajal's opening statements are here and here. More information on the … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Norton Announce Surface Transportation Hearing on Job Creation and Workforce Development

April 21, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "Examining Workforce Development and Job Creation in Surface Transportation Construction." The hearing will explore America's highway construction workforce and the impact new infrastructure investments will have on job creation in the field. More … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Announce Hearing on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation FY 2023 Budget Request

April 21, 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, "Review of Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs." The purpose of this hearing is to examine the President's fiscal year 2023 budget requests for the Coast Guard and the maritime … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on Supreme Court Move to Reinstate Trump-Era ‘Dirty Water Rule’

April 07, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after a Trump-era environmental policy was restored by the Supreme Court. Under the policy, states and tribes are limited in preventing projects that are detrimental to the environment. "In their zeal to protect polluters, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has abused the so-called 'shadow docket' process previously reserved for true … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Congratulates Admiral Linda L. Fagan on Her Nomination to be the First Female Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

April 06, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement following President Biden's nomination of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as the 27th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Commandant Fagan would be the first woman to ever hold the office. "I applaud President Biden for his historic choice of Linda L. Fagan to be the 27th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard and the first woman Commandant," Chair … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Celebrates Largest-Ever Investment in Public Transit Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

April 06, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $20 billion in funding for transit agencies and communities to use for public transportation across the nation. This historic investment in public transit is possible because of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which DeFazio led to passage in the House. "Today's historic … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Payne Urge the Federal Railroad Administration to Minimize Railroad Worker Fatigue as Mandated by Congress

April 06, 2022

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) encouraged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to finalize the fatigue risk management program rulemaking, a congressional mandate that is a decade late, to mitigate railroad worker fatigue. In the letter, the members wrote: "After decades of studying the issue, the FRA … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Hearing on NTSB Reauthorization

April 06, 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, "National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization." Video of Chair DeFazio's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: I would like to thank National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy for appearing before us today. … Continue Reading


House of Representatives Passes the SPEED Recovery Act

April 05, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5641, the Small Project Efficient and Effective Disaster (SPEED) Recovery Act, a bipartisan bill advanced by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure."In this era of climate crisis, no communities are safe from the potentially devastating impact of disasters," said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR). "The SPEED Recovery Act will cut red tape and reduce the time it takes communities to … Continue Reading


House of Representatives Passes the Resilient AMERICA Act—A Bipartisan T&I Plan to Deploy Disaster Resources Faster

April 05, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5689, the Resilient AMERICA Act, a bipartisan bill advanced by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. "Communities around the country are being hit harder than ever before by natural disasters and extreme weather events due to the ongoing climate catastrophe. In addition to taking rapid action to decarbonize, we must also prepare our neighborhoods and infrastructure for these increasingly violent events," said … Continue Reading