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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


Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management to Hold Hearing on Disaster Preparedness

May 16, 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, "Disaster Preparedness: DRRA Implementation and FEMA Readiness." More information about the hearing, including witness testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, can be found here. HEARING … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to Hold Hearing on EPA Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Requests

May 16, 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 "Policies, Recommendations, and Impacts of the President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request." The purpose of this hearing is to provide Members with an opportunity to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget request and the … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation to Hold Hearing to Examine Fiscal Year 2020 Coast Guard Budget Requests

May 16, 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 "Review of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs." The Subcommittee will hear testimony from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Federal Maritime Commission, and the Maritime Administration. More … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Hearing on “The Impacts of State-Owned Enterprises on Public Transit and Freight Rail Sectors”

May 16, 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) during today's hearing titled: "The Impacts of State-Owned Enterprises on Public Transit and Freight Rail Sectors." Today's hearing is not about one company, one sector, or one nation. It is about how Congress will respond to other nations' systematically wiping out the U.S. transit and rail manufacturing base and our … Continue Reading


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

May 15, 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." Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Chair Larsen, for calling today's oversight hearing on the "Status of the Boeing 737 MAX." And, thank you to everyone for attending our first hearing on the Boeing 737 … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to Hold Hearing on State-Owned Enterprises and Transportation

May 10, 2019

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 Impacts of State-Owned Enterprises on Public Transit and Freight Rail Sectors." During the hearing, Members will examine whether changes to federal policies are needed to ensure a fair rolling stock market that serves the interests of American taxpayers and transit riders. More information about the hearing, including witness … Continue Reading


In New Bipartisan Letter, Committee Leaders Urge Congressional Leaders to Address Key Infrastructure Priorities in Budget Talks

May 09, 2019

Washington, DC- Yesterday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO); Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL); and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chair Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) and Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting two Committee-related … Continue Reading


Committee Approves Slate of Legislation to Maintain Nation’s Ports, Increase Transparency, Encourage Energy Efficiency in Federal Building Leases, and More

May 08, 2019

Washington, DC- Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a slate of bipartisan measures by voice vote, including the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, the DISASTER Act, the Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019, and nearly two dozen General Services Administration (GSA) Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions. "I am pleased the Committee approved my bipartisan legislation to unlock billions in already … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Maloney Statements from Hearing on “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Maritime Infrastructure Vulnerabilities in an Emerging Arctic”

May 08, 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: "The Cost of Doing Nothing: Maritime Infrastructure Vulnerabilities in an Emerging Arctic." Chair DeFazio: Earlier this year, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee convened two … Continue Reading