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Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Lead 15 Members on Legislation to Protect Public Health in the Aviation Sector During a Pandemic

April 22, 2021

The Healthy Flights Act of 2021 protects passengers and also ensures pilots, flight attendants, and other airline employees are provided masks and other protective equipment during pandemics, requires the development of a national aviation pandemic preparedness plan, commissions a study on transmission of infectious diseases in airplane cabins, and more The bill is supported by major labor groups representing flight attendants, pilots, airport workers, and more Fact Sheet | Section by … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Napolitano Announce Rep. Bourdeaux Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the 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 Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee's jurisdiction consists generally of matters relating to water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Payne Announce Rep. Strickland Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the 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 Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the economic and safety regulation of railroads and the agencies that administer those … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Norton Announce Rep. Stanton Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee has responsibility for the development of national surface transportation policy, construction and improvement of highway and transit facilities, implementation of … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Titus Announce Rep. Pappas Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the 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 Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee's jurisdiction includes, but is not limited to, the authorization and oversight of … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Carbajal Announce Rep. Auchincloss Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the 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 Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard, over the regulation of vessels and seamen; international conventions related … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Announce Rep. Lamb Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) announced Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation in the 117th Congress. The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, and international issues. "I welcome Representative Lamb to this new role on the Aviation … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Statements from Hearing on Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure

April 21, 2021

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 Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today's hearing titled, "Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure: Measures to Promote Resiliency and Climate Adaptation and Mitigation." Videos of opening statements from Chairs DeFazio and Napolitano are here and here. More … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Opening Statement from Committee Markup

April 21, 2021

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 committee markup to consider the committee's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Views and Estimates. Video of DeFazio's opening statement is here. A livestream of the markup can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Before I comment on the document we plan to adopt in a moment-a document that serves as this Committee's North … Continue Reading


House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair DeFazio Announces Subcommittee Vice Chairs for the 117th Congress

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the full list of Vice Chairs for each of the Committee's six subcommittees for the 117th Congress. The six subcommittees and their Chairs and Vice Chairs are as follows: Subcommittee on Aviation: Chair Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Vice Chair Conor Lamb (D-PA) Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation: Chair Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Vice Chair Jake Auchincloss … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to Hold Markup and Subcommittee Hearing on Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure

April 19, 2021

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced a Markup this Wednesday followed by a hearing in the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment titled, "Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure: Measures to Promote Resiliency and Climate Adaptation and Mitigation." Additional details on the subcommittee hearing, including witness testimony and a livestream, can be found here once available. DETAILS The Committee on … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Practical Steps Toward a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry

April 15, 2021

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, "Practical Steps Toward a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Updates on Fuels, Ports, and Technology." Video of DeFazio and Carbajal's opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing … Continue Reading


After Six-Hour Members’ Day Hearing, Chair DeFazio Says It’s Clear Congress Must Act on a Big, Bold Infrastructure Plan to Help Communities Across the U.S.

April 14, 2021

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after an all-day, bipartisan hearing during which 63 non-committee Members submitted testimony to layout their districts' infrastructure needs. The Members' Day hearing comes on the heels of the release of the Biden-Harris administration's American Jobs Plan, and ahead of the Committee's plan to markup a surface transportation bill next month. "After hearing … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Members’ Day Hearing

April 14, 2021

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 Members' Day Hearing on the infrastructure priorities of non-committee Members. Video of DeFazio's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing, including a livestream and a list of Member testimony, can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Welcome to our Members' Day Hearing, which is an opportunity … Continue Reading


House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to Hold Members’ Day Hearing on Local Infrastructure Priorities

April 09, 2021

Washington, DC - Next week, the full committee will hold a Members' Day Hearing for non-committee Members to testify about their infrastructure priorities. More information about the hearing, including a livestream, can be found here once available. The latest information on the Member Designated Projects process can be found here. HEARING DETAILS The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on: "Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Members' Day Hearing" … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Announce Subcommittee Hearing on Practical Steps Toward a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry

April 09, 2021

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, "Practical Steps Toward a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Updates on Fuels, Ports, and Technology." This hearing will examine how to reduce carbon pollution from vessels and ports, as well as the future of zero emissions technology in the … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Chair DeFazio Joins Committee Members in Virtual Roundtables Across the U.S. to Discuss the Urgent Need for Transformational Infrastructure Investments

April 09, 2021

During the district work period, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) has been joining virtual roundtables hosted by Members and local transportation leaders to discuss the importance of investing in our nation's infrastructure. Springfield, OR - On the heels of the release of the Biden-Harris administration's American Jobs Plan, and ahead of the committee's plan to move a surface transportation reauthorization bill next month, Chair of the House … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Call on DOT to Deny Possible Foreign Air Carrier Permit from Norse Atlantic Airways

April 02, 2021

DeFazio and Larsen to Buttigieg: "In the cutthroat international aviation market, there is no place for unfair competition" Washington, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) called on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to honor principles of fair labor standards and to deny any future application for a foreign air carrier permit by a new Norwegian airline-Norse Atlantic … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Applauds President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: “Visionary and Exactly What People Across This Country Have Been Asking For”

March 31, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement on President Joe Biden announcing his American Jobs Plan: "President Biden's American Jobs Plan is visionary and exactly what people across this country have been asking for from national leaders for years, even decades. The plan the president laid out today makes the kind of investments that I believe we should be making to move our infrastructure … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Full Committee Hearing with Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Administration’s Transportation Infrastructure Priorities

March 25, 2021

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 Administration's Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure." Video of DeFazio's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing, including Secretary Buttigieg's prepared testimony, can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Today, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee … Continue Reading