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House Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Help Ease Supply Chain Challenges

December 08, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, 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), and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation will take key steps toward easing current supply chain challenges by increasing the Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Statements from the Hearing on Environmental Justice in the Revitalization and Reuse of Contaminated Properties

December 08, 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, “Promoting Economic and Community Redevelopment and Environmental Justice in the Revitalization and Reuse of Contaminated Properties.” Videos of opening statements from … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Announce Hearing on Leveraging the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Expand Intercity Passenger Rail

December 03, 2021

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, "Leveraging IIJA: Plans for Expanding Intercity Passenger Rail." During the hearing, witnesses will discuss plans for expanding intercity passenger rail in their states, regions, and networks, and how the bipartisan … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Announce Hearing on Environmental Justice in the Revitalization and Reuse of Contaminated Properties

December 03, 2021

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 hearing titled, "Promoting Economic and Community Redevelopment and Environmental Justice in the Revitalization and Reuse of Contaminated Properties." During this hearing, the subcommittee will receive testimony on federal, state, and local efforts to … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Announce Hearing on Leveraging the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Expand Intercity Passenger Rail

December 03, 2021

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, "Leveraging IIJA: Plans for Expanding Intercity Passenger Rail." During the hearing, witnesses will discuss plans for expanding intercity passenger rail in their states, regions, and networks, and how the bipartisan … Continue Reading


Bipartisan Committee Leaders Request Clarity from Airlines on Management of Payroll Support Program Funds

December 02, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) requested yesterday that Airlines for America President and CEO Nicholas Calio provide clarity on how airlines managed funds provided to them under the Payroll Support Program (PSP) and what effect these funds have had on airlines' recent operational capabilities. Under the PSP program-which was created by the 2020 CARES Act and funded in subsequent … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Second Committee Hearing on Protecting the Nation’s Infrastructure Amid an Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

December 02, 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 Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: Federal Perspectives on Securing the Nation's Infrastructure." More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Last month, we heard from industry stakeholders and cybersecurity experts on the challenges they face in protecting our … Continue Reading


DeFazio, Larsen, and Stanton Seek Answers from FAA on Apparent Lack of Boeing Accountability for Longstanding 737 MAX Issues

November 29, 2021

  Members ask what FAA has done to hold individuals accountable for Boeing’s apparent violation of the 737 MAX’s approved type design and Boeing’s internal plan to downplay the significance of MCAS to regulators. Washington, DC – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Subcommittee on Aviation Member Greg Stanton (D-AZ) asked Federal Aviation … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Announces Second Hearing in a Two-Part Series on Protecting the Nation’s Infrastructure Amid an Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

November 29, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced that the committee will hold a hearing titled, "The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: Federal Perspectives on Securing the Nation's Infrastructure." This hearing is the second of two full committee hearings on the cybersecurity of the nation's infrastructure. It will feature witnesses from federal agencies and will focus on the actions the federal government is taking to … Continue Reading


Committee Leaders Urge FCC to Act to Protect Aviation Safety Amid 5G Broadband Implementation

November 19, 2021

T&I Leaders to FCC Chairwoman: "…we appear no closer to resolving the serious concerns that the use of the C-band for 5G would create harmful interference with radio altimeters in civil and military airplanes and helicopters" WASHINGTON, D.C.-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) wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing safety concerns with the … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Leaders Request OIG Review of FAA’s Boeing 787 Oversight

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) requested the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (OIG) conduct a review of the FAA's oversight of the manufacture and production of the Boeing 787. The Members highlighted several concerns in their letter: "In October … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC- 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 H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act: "Just days after President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law-which will inject $550 billion in new funding into rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure-House Democrats are moving forward with enacting the rest of the Build Back … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Hearing to Examine North American Supply Chain Challenges

November 17, 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, “Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges.” Video of DeFazio’s opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Supply chain challenges stemming from new … Continue Reading


Chair Carbajal Statement from Hearing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shoreside Infrastructure Backlog

November 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today's hearing titled, "Rebuilding Coast Guard Infrastructure to Sustain and Enhance Mission Capability." More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair Carbajal: Good morning, and welcome to today's Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittee hearing on "Rebuilding Coast Guard … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on President Biden Signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into Law

November 15, 2021

  WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law: “Today, President Biden is making history by signing into law the largest investment in America’s infrastructure in a generation. This historic law will help address the climate crisis, create good-paying jobs, and boost American … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Announces Hearing to Examine North American Supply Chain Challenges

November 15, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the full committee will hold a hearing titled, "Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges." In announcing this hearing, Chair DeFazio said: "Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy continues to grapple with costly disruptions. Since the start of the pandemic, a perfect storm of increased online commerce, … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Announce Hearing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shoreside Infrastructure Backlog

November 12, 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, "Rebuilding Coast Guard Infrastructure to Sustain and Enhance Mission Capability." This hearing will highlight the need to invest in and provide oversight of shoreside infrastructure, information technology, and data infrastructure … Continue Reading


Chair Payne, Jr. Statement from Hearing to Examine if Discrimination Exists in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting

November 09, 2021

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) during today's hearing titled, "Does Discrimination Exist in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting?" Video of Payne's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair Payne, Jr.: Good morning. When I had the honor of being selected by my colleagues to become Chair of this … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on House Passage of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 05, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. "Today, House Democrats are building back better for the American people. The long-overdue investments in our nation's infrastructure included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will grow the economy, strengthen our global competitiveness, create … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr. Announce Hearing to Examine if Discrimination Exists in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting

November 05, 2021

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, "Does Discrimination Exist in Federal Passenger Rail Contracting?" More information about the hearing, including witness testimony and a livestream, can be found here once available. HEARING DETAILS The Subcommittee on … Continue Reading