Press Releases

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


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to hold Markup

May 06, 2019

Washington, DC- The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a Full Committee markup this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10:00 am in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building to consider the following measures: H.R. 2440, Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act H.R. 1984, DISASTER Act H.R. 2502, Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019 General Services Administration Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions Other matters cleared for … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Announce Witness List for Aviation Subcommittee Hearing “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX”

May 03, 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 who will be testifying before the Subcommittee during the hearing titled "Status of the Boeing 737 MAX." Daniel Elwell Acting Administrator Federal Aviation Administration The Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt Chair National Transportation Safety Board More information about the hearing, including testimony, … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Members’ Day Hearing

May 01, 2019

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery by Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), from today's Members' Day Hearing. The hearing will come to order. Let me officially welcome Members of the Committee to our hearing room. Today is the first day the Committee convenes in our renovated space - it feels good to hold the gavel on home turf. I am especially pleased that we are able to share our return to … Continue Reading


Congressional Delegation to Hold Media Availability during Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Trip

May 01, 2019

On the Members' two-day schedule: A field roundtable on the Gateway Program, as well as tours of the 108 year-old North River Tunnel, Northeast Corridor Infrastructure, the Penn Station Control Center, and Second Ave Subway Washington, D.C. - For your planning purposes, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the full schedule of Thursday and Friday's infrastructure tour and field roundtable, including a media availability at Penn … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on White House Infrastructure Meeting

April 30, 2019

Washington, DC- Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released this statement following his meeting with President Trump and Congressional leaders at the White House: "Today's meeting with the White House was a big step in the right direction in our work to develop a robust, bipartisan plan for infrastructure investment," said Chair DeFazio. "Two trillion dollars is a significant federal investment that could make a real difference in … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano, Ranking Members Graves, Westerman, Rep. Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Invest in Nation’s Ports and Harbors

April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), Subcommittee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR), and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced H.R. 2440 the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already collected fees to maintain our nation's … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio, House Delegation to Visit Gateway Tunnel Project

April 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced a House delegation will participate in a tour of the Gateway Tunnel project and a roundtable discussion on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, 2019. The roundtable, to be held on the morning of May 3, 2019, will be livestreamed. Additional details, including roundtable participants, will be released soon. During the trip, the delegation will also get a closer look at … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to hold Members’ Day Hearing

April 26, 2019

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to hold Members' Day Hearing Washington, DC- The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a Members' Day Hearing on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00 am in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. This hearing is an opportunity for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight issues of importance as the Committee moves forward with its legislative agenda. Furthermore, this is an opportunity for Members to actively engage in the … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Maloney, Reps. Garamendi, Larsen, Young Applaud Major Step Forward in Coast Guard’s Plan to Build New Polar Security Cutter

April 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) applauded the U.S. Coast Guard's announcement that it has awarded a contract for the detail design and construction of the first Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter, the first of six … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Respond to Trump Executive Orders

April 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - 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) responded to President Donald Trump's Executive Orders to ease the permitting process for oil and gas pipelines, weakening the Clean Water Act. "President Trump's executive order to speed up oil and gas projects is just another attack on our planet. The idea that this will somehow streamline … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Statements from Hearing on “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in our Nation’s Waterways Matter”

April 10, 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 Water Resource and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today's hearing titled: "The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in our Nation's Waterways Matter." Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, for holding this … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing on “Building Prosperity: EDA’s Role in Economic Development and Recovery”

April 09, 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: "Building Prosperity: EDA's Role in Economic Development and Recovery." Chair DeFazio: Thank you Chairwoman Titus. This is the first time in several years that this committee … Continue Reading


As the Trump Administration Attempts to Carry Out the Largest Ever Rollback of Our Nation’s Clean Water Protections, Leading Members of Congress Urge Administration to Reverse Course Immediately

April 09, 2019

President Trump's Dirty Water Rule, now posted in the federal register, is currently open for public comment before it can be finalized Members of Congress: "…if the Dirty Water Rule is finalized, generations to come will point to this action as the moment where comprehensive water quality protections in the United States ceased to exist" An estimated 117 million Americans - one out of every three people - get their drinking water from sources fed by streams vulnerable to pollution … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Norton Statements from Hearing on “Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation’s Roadways”

April 09, 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: "Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation's Roadways." Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Chair Norton and Ranking Member Davis, for holding this hearing. I am pleased that the Subcommittee is prioritizing … Continue Reading


House Passes Bills From Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Sending Them to the Senate

April 08, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, the United States House of Representatives passed four bills from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, including legislation to help States develop and implement their own programs for managing nonpoint sources of water pollution; amend the Stafford Act to allow Federal employees to participate in the National Urban Search and Rescue Response system; authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds to honor our law enforcement; and authorize the use of the Capitol … Continue Reading


Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to Hold Hearing on the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in Nation’s Waterways

April 05, 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, "The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in our Nation's Waterways Matter." The purpose of this hearing is to examine the key role that ports, harbors, and inland waterways play … Continue Reading


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

April 05, 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, "Building Prosperity: EDA's Role in Economic Development and Recovery." The purpose of the hearing is to hear from stakeholders on the importance of reauthorizing the Economic Development Administration (EDA), its … Continue Reading