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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to hold Markup

June 24, 2019

Washington, DC- The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a Full Committee markup this Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 10:00 am in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building to consider the following measures: H.R. 3409, Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 H.R. 2548, Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act H.R. 2726, Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019 H.R. 3362, Small Airports Mothers' Rooms Act of 2019 Other matters cleared for consideration. More information about the … Continue Reading


Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019

June 21, 2019

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), and Ranking Member Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize funds for, reinforce, and support the United States Coast Guard. H.R. 3409, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 (CGAA 2019), is legislation that reauthorizes … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to Hold Hearing on “Protecting and Restoring America’s Iconic Waters”

June 21, 2019

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 the Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "Protecting and Restoring America's Iconic Waters." The purpose of this hearing is to review the successes, challenges, and need for continued funding for restoration efforts related to the Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, San Francisco Bay, … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Highways and Transit to Hold Roundtable on Mobility on Demand

June 21, 2019

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 roundtable titled, "Examining the Role of Mobility on Demand (MOD) in Surface Transportation Policy." The purpose of this roundtable is to learn from stakeholders about new opportunities for and challenges faced by transit agencies, cities, and mobility providers … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Lipinski and 51 House Members Press Amtrak CEO For Answers About Reported Decision to Reduce the Number of Amtrak Police

June 20, 2019

Washington, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and 51 Members sent a letter to the President and CEO of Amtrak expressing concerns over possible cuts to Amtrak's Police Department (APD) that will result in fewer security forces on duty. The workforce reduction would come as incidents on Amtrak's network have increased in recent … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives”

June 19, 2019

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: "Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives." Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Chair Larsen, for calling our second hearing on the Boeing 737 MAX. Today's hearing is an important next step in the Committee's oversight work and … Continue Reading


Chair Maloney Statement from Hearing on Short Sea Shipping

June 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) during today's hearing titled: "Short Sea Shipping: Rebuilding America's Maritime Industry." Chair Maloney: Good afternoon and welcome to today's hearing on Short Sea Shipping. On March 6th, the Subcommittee examined the "State of the Maritime Industry." In that hearing, the Maritime Administrator and industry … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to Hold Hearing on Short Sea Shipping

June 14, 2019

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 Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) announced the Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled "Short Sea Shipping: Rebuilding America's Maritime Industry." The Subcommittee will hear from the United States Maritime Administration, Maine Port Authority, Lake Carriers' Association, and Transportation Trades Department, … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Lipinski Announce Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Hearing on Rail Workforce

June 14, 2019

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 Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) announced the Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "The State of the Rail Workforce." The hearing will explore the current issues facing the rail workforce, including employment cutbacks and safety issues. More information about the hearing including testimony, additional … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Norton Statements from Hearing on the State of Trucking in America

June 12, 2019

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: "Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America." Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Madam Chair, for holding this aptly titled hearing. The trucking industry is reaching a tipping point as carriers and drivers … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing on “Efficiency and Resiliency in Federal Building Design and Construction”

June 11, 2019

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: "Efficiency and Resiliency in Federal Building Design and Construction." Chair DeFazio: It's been ten years since this subcommittee held a hearing on energy efficiency in … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Announce Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives”

June 10, 2019

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 "Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives." The hearing is intended to gather views and perspectives from aviation stakeholders regarding the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accidents, the resulting international grounding of the Boeing … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management to Hold Hearing on “Efficiency and Resiliency in Federal Building Design and Construction”

June 07, 2019

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, "Efficiency and Resiliency in Federal Building Design and Construction." At the hearing, Members will receive testimony from the General Services Administration's (GSA) Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Highways and Transit to Hold Hearing on the State of Trucking in America

June 07, 2019

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, "Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America." The purpose of this hearing is to learn from stakeholders about current challenges faced by motor carriers, truck drivers, shippers, and brokers; and how these challenges impact safety, … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Seek Answers About Delayed Notice of Defective Angle-of-Attack Alert on 737 MAX

June 07, 2019

Washington, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee Rick Larsen (D-WA) sent letters to Boeing, United Technologies Corp. (UTC), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requesting a timeline and supporting documents related to when they became aware that the Angle of Attack (AOA) Disagree alert on some Boeing 737 MAX planes was defective, as well as when airlines were notified about this … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Maloney Statements from Hearing on “Western Hemisphere Drug Interdictions: Why Maintaining Coast Guard Operations Matter”

June 04, 2019

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 Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) during today's hearing titled: "Western Hemisphere Drug Interdictions: Why Maintaining Coast Guard Operations Matter" Chair DeFazio: Thank you Chairman Maloney. I commend you for scheduling this morning's hearing to shine … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing on Disaster Preparedness

May 22, 2019

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: "Disaster Preparedness: DRRA Implementation and FEMA Readiness." Chair DeFazio: I'm glad that we're holding this important hearing today regarding FEMA's implementation of the … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on Second White House Infrastructure Meeting

May 22, 2019

*Watch a Video Statement Here* Washington, DC-Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement after his meeting with President Trump and Congressional leaders at the White House. "We have an infrastructure crisis in this country that will only be resolved when President Trump agrees to put partisan politics aside and get serious about investing in our Nation's crumbling roads, bridges, transit systems, harbors, … Continue Reading


POSTPONED: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to Hold Hearing on EPA Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

May 21, 2019

Washington, DC- Tomorrow's scheduled subcommittee hearing titled "Policies, Recommendations, and Impacts of the President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request" has been postponed to a later date, to be announced soon. HEARING DETAILS POSTPONED: "Policies, Recommendations, and Impacts of the President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request" Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:00 a.m. 2167 Rayburn House Office Building … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Maloney Statements from Hearing to Examine Fiscal Year 2020 Coast Guard and Maritime Programs Budget Requests

May 21, 2019

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 Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) during today's hearing titled: "Review of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs." Chair DeFazio: Thank you Chairman Maloney. I intend to be brief in my remarks so that we might … Continue Reading