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T&I Members Request Regular Briefings with FAA on 5G Deployment

March 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Garret Graves (R-LA), and 25 of their colleagues on the Aviation Subcommittee requested the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provide bimonthly updates on the agency's ongoing 5G … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Statements from Members’ Day Hearing for WRDA 2022

March 16, 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 Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today's Members' Day Hearing to examine Members' priorities in the development of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022."Videos of opening statements from DeFazio and Napolitano can be found hereand here.More information … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Announce Hearing on Mitigating Aviation Noise

March 11, 2022

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, "Aviation Noise: Measuring Progress in Addressing Community Concerns." During this hearing, members will examine the continued effects of aviation noise and the implementation of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act. Members will hear testimony from the Federal Aviation … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Announce Members’ Day Hearing on Proposals for WRDA 2022

March 11, 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 Members' Day hearing to examine congressional priorities for a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) for 2022. This hearing is an opportunity for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight issues of importance in their district as … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Titus Write to GSA Regarding Their Process for Determining Applicability of Recent Economic Sanctions

March 09, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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) asked the General Services Administration (GSA) to explain its process for ensuring its real estate leasing activities comply with the recently-imposed sanctions in response to Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. "We request an explanation of GSA's process to … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Statements from Hearing to Discuss the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization’s Role in Improving Rail Service in the U.S.

March 08, 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 Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) during today's hearing titled, "Stakeholder Views on Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization."Video of DeFazio's opening statements can be found here.More information on the hearing can be found here.Chair … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Announce Hearing to Discuss the Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Improving American Rail Service

March 07, 2022

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 Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) announced the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "Stakeholder Views on Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization." During the hearing, witnesses will discuss the Surface Transportation Board's role in regulating the freight railroad industry. More information about the … Continue Reading


Committee Advances the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022

March 02, 2022

Washington, DC-The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has advanced the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022. The bill authorizes a level of support that enhances Coast Guard operations and helps the Service replace and modernize its cutters, and shoreside and cyber infrastructure. "Today was a good day for the men and women of the Coast Guard," Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. "The passage of this bipartisan legislation will ensure they have the resources they need to … Continue Reading


Momentum for the Safer Seas Act Builds Ahead of Committee Markup

March 02, 2022

Washington, DC- The bill, introduced on Monday by Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), Rep. André Carson (D-IN), Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL), Rep. … Continue Reading


House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to Hold Markup

March 01, 2022

Washington, DC - The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a markup on Wednesday, March 2, at 10:00 a.m. EST to consider the following measures: H.R. 6865, The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022H. Con. Res. 74, Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band ExhibitionOther matters cleared for consideration Members will appear by videoconference or in person in 2167 Rayburn … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment at Sea—Protect Survivors

March 01, 2022

Bill Text | Section by Section Washington, DC - Yesterday, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón(R-PR), Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), Rep. André Carson (D-IN), Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL), Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. … Continue Reading


Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022

February 28, 2022

Bill Text |Section by Section Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Ranking Member Bob Gibbs (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize funds for, reinforce, and support the United … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Celebrate Investment in Airport Terminals Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

February 23, 2022

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) issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday $1 billion to be made available for airport terminal development projects in fiscal year 2022. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which DeFazio led to passage in the House, provides a total of $5 billion for … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Urge Army Corps to Improve Partnership with Tribal Communities to Address Water Resource Challenges

February 18, 2022

Washington, DC - 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) urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to strengthen its communication and coordination with partners, especially Tribal communities."Partnerships are the bedrock of the Corps project delivery process," the members wrote. "Thorough and effective communication between the Corps and non-federal … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on Reports of a Gas Tax Holiday Under Consideration in Congress

February 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement regarding reports that a "gas tax holiday" may be under consideration in Congress. "Suspending the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax is not going to give consumers significant relief-if any at all-at the pump because the oil companies will just add the forgone federal tax to their coffers in whole or part. These are the same oil companies who made … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on Resignation of FAA Administrator Steve Dickson

February 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson announced his resignation effective March 31, 2022. "While Administrator Dickson and I didn't always see eye to eye, I thank him for his dedicated service to our country during such a challenging time for aviation. President Biden must now nominate a new leader committed to the highest … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing on FEMA Stakeholder Priorities for 2022

February 16, 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 Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today's hearing titled, "FEMA Priorities for 2022: Stakeholder Perspectives."Video of opening remarks from Chairs DeFazio and Titus are here and here.More information on the hearing can be found … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement at STB Hearing on Restoring Gulf Coast Intercity Passenger Rail Service

February 15, 2022

Washington, D.C. - The following are remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) at the Surface Transportation Board's public hearing on Amtrak's petition to restore Gulf Coast intercity passenger rail service between New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama.Video of Chair DeFazio's statement can be found here.Chair DeFazio:Chairman Oberman, Vice Chair Schultz, Members of the Board, thank you for allowing me … Continue Reading


T&I Chairs Request DOT OIG Review of FAA’s Oversight of Boeing’s Apparent 737 MAX Misconduct

February 15, 2022

DeFazio and Larsen's call for OIG investigation comes after the FAA failed to adequately respond to concerns raised in November 2021 letter 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) requested the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG) to review the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) refusal to exercise proper oversight over … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Announce Hearing on FEMA Stakeholder Priorities for 2022

February 11, 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, "FEMA Priorities for 2022: Stakeholder Perspectives."At the hearing, members will hear from emergency management experts representing key external FEMA stakeholders regarding their perspectives on what the agency should prioritize this … Continue Reading