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Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statement on House Passage of T&I Legislation, Including Bills to Help Prepare for Natural Disasters

September 14, 2022

Washington, DC - This week, the House of Representatives passed six bills within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management with bipartisan support. "I applaud the House for passing several critical pieces of legislation that will help us address climate change and improve how states and territories are able to respond to natural disasters like wildfires," Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. … Continue Reading


Reps. DeFazio, Larsen, Beyers Applaud House Passage of Legislation Directing Aviation Sector to Plan for Future Pandemics

September 14, 2022

Washington, DC- Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2022, a bill within the jurisdiction of the committee. "I applaud the House for passing the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act, which will allow us to plan for future pandemics," Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. "The National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act will direct federal agencies and stakeholders to develop a national strategy to ensure … Continue Reading


POSTPONED: Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr., Scott, Costa Announce Joint Hearing on Rail Service Challenges and the Impact on Agriculture

September 14, 2022

Washington, DC - Tomorrow's scheduled joint House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and House Committee on Agriculture hearing titled "Rail Service Challenges and the Impact on Agriculture" has been postponed to a later date, to be announced soon. POSTPONEMENT NOTICE House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Joint Hearing … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Maritime Cargo Preferences

September 14, 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, "Cargo Preference: Compliance with and Enforcement of Maritime's Buy American Laws." Video of Carbajal's opening statements can be found here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair … Continue Reading


Reps. DeFazio, Stanton Applaud House Passage of Legislation to Use Drone Technology to Inspect Critical Infrastructure

September 13, 2022

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ) applauded the House passage of the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act, a bill within the jurisdiction of the committee. "I applaud the House for passing the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act today, which will support the use of small drones to help state and local governments better inspect and repair critical infrastructure," Transportation … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Announce Hearing on Recovery Status Five Years Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria

September 09, 2022

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 a hearing titled, "Recovery Update: Status of FEMA Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands 5 Years After Hurricanes Irma & Maria." At the hearing, members will hear from witnesses on the current status of FEMA's recovery efforts in Puerto … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Announce Hearing on Maritime Cargo Preferences

September 09, 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, "Cargo Preference: Compliance with and Enforcement of Maritime's Buy American Laws." The purpose of this hearing is for members to hear from the U.S. Maritime Administration, the Government Accountability Office, the Hudson Institute, … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr., Scott, Costa Announce Joint Hearing on Rail Service Challenges and the Impact on Agriculture

September 07, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), 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) announced the subcommittees will hold a joint hearing titled, "Rail Service Challenges and the Impact on Agriculture." The purpose of … Continue Reading


Bill to Clarify NTSB’s Authority in Commercial Space Transportation Accident Investigations Introduced in the House

August 16, 2022

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders have introduced bipartisan legislation to clarify the authority of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate commercial space transportation accidents. The Commercial Space Transportation Safety Act of 2022 (H.R. 8689) was introduced by Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) and is cosponsored by Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (D-WA), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on House Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

August 12, 2022

EUGENE, OR- 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 the Inflation Reduction Act: "With the House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act today, we are making life better for the American people and taking tangible steps to fight the climate crisis. This bill will attack inflation, which is making it harder for families to make ends meet, while making corporations … Continue Reading


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