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House of Representatives Clears Transportation and Infrastructure Bills Advanced by Committee with Bipartisan Support

November 04, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed eight bills that the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved on a bipartisan basis earlier this year. "I applaud the House for passing eight bills today that were approved by our committee on a bipartisan basis," said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR). "In particular, I'm pleased to see the House pass my bill to name the U.S. Department of Transportation's headquarters in … Continue Reading


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

November 04, 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: Industry Perspectives on Securing the Nation's Infrastructure." Video of DeFazio's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Today we will hear about the challenges and gaps in protecting our nation's … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Payne Applaud Final Rule to Expand Federal Oversight of Nation’s Natural Gas Gathering Pipelines

November 03, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.-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) issued the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) release of a final rule establishing safety measures for onshore natural gas gathering pipelines: "Yesterday's final rule makes a … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing on General Service Administration’s Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

November 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) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today's hearing titled, "The General Services Administration's Priorities for 2021 and Beyond." Video of opening remarks from Chairs DeFazio and Titus are here and here. More information on the hearing … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Announce Hearing on General Services Administration’s Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

October 29, 2021

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, "The General Services Administration's Priorities for 2021 and Beyond." At the hearing, members will receive testimony from the Administrator of General Services and the General Services Administration's Public … Continue Reading


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

October 29, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the committee will hold a hearing titled, "The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: Industry Perspectives on Securing the Nation's Infrastructure." During this first hearing in a two-part series, members will hear industry perspectives about the gaps in the nation's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. More … Continue Reading


Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Advances Several Bills, Including Bipartisan Legislation to Help Communities Rebuild and Recover After Disaster

October 27, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a slate of legislation during a committee markup, including two bipartisan bills to help communities expedite disaster recovery efforts. Legislation approved during today's markup is now ready for consideration on the House floor. "As climate change continues to drive more frequent and severe extreme weather events, communities are increasingly in need of additional tools to help them rebuild and recover … Continue Reading


T&I Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Communities Prepare for and Respond to Disasters

October 26, 2021

Bill Text Washington, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Daniel Webster (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen disaster mitigation and resilience programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Resilient … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statements from Hearing to Examine FEMA’s Assistance Programs’ Ability to Help Before, During, and After Wildfires

October 26, 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 Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today's hearing titled, "Are FEMA's Assistance Programs Adequately Designed to Assist Communities Before, During, and After Wildfire?" Video of opening remarks from Chairs DeFazio and Titus are here and … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Protect Passengers and Workers from Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation

October 25, 2021

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act, legislation to help protect passengers and personnel from sexual assault and harassment in different modes of transportation. "When it comes to the transportation of people, safety must always come first, and that includes protecting people from sexual harassment and assault," Chair DeFazio said. "With this … Continue Reading


House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to Hold Markup

October 25, 2021

Washington, DC - The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a markup on Wednesday, October 27th, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to consider the following measures: H.R. 4042, Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2021 H.R. __, Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act (pending introduction) Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (ANS) to H.R. 1066, Wildfire Recovery Act H.R. 5641, SPEED Recovery Act H.R. 5689, Resilient AMERICA Act H.R.5673, Safeguarding Tomorrow … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Announce Hearing to Examine FEMA’s Assistance Programs Before, During, and After Wildfires

October 22, 2021

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, "Are FEMA's Assistance Programs Adequately Designed to Assist Communities Before, During, and After Wildfire?" During this hearing, committee members will receive testimony from witnesses with expertise in emergency … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on the FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act

October 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 Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today's hearing titled, "Three Years After Lion Air 610: FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act." Videos of DeFazio and Larsen's opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be … Continue Reading


Sam Graves & Bipartisan Committee Leaders Introduce the SPEED Recovery Act for Faster Disaster Recovery

October 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation to help expedite disaster recovery efforts, particularly in small and rural areas, was introduced today by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) in the House of Representatives. Joining Graves as co-leads on the bill are Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR); Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Ranking Member Daniel Webster (R-FL); and … Continue Reading


Chair Carbajal Statement from Hearing on Positioning the U.S. Coast Guard for the Future

October 20, 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, "Achieving Mission Balance: Positioning the Coast Guard for the Future." Video of Chair Carbajal's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair Carbajal: Good morning, and welcome to today's Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittee … Continue Reading


DeFazio, Napolitano, and Pappas Applaud the EPA’s Proactive Plan to Fight PFAS Pollution in Nation’s Waters

October 18, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcing a proactive plan to reduce polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution in the nation's waters, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), and Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH) issued the following statements: "The plan the EPA announced today is the clearest … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Announce Hearing on FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act

October 18, 2021

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, "Three Years After Lion Air 610: FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act." During this hearing, Members will have an opportunity to discuss the ongoing work within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on Federal Indictment of Boeing’s Former 737 MAX Technical Pilot Mark Forkner

October 15, 2021

Washington, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement: "Senior leaders throughout Boeing are responsible for the culture of concealment that ultimately led to the 737 MAX crashes and the death of 346 innocent people-Mark Forkner's indictment should not be the end of the accountability for this colossal and tragic failure," Chair DeFazio said. "The FAA must work urgently to implement the bipartisan legislation … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Announce Hearing on Positioning the U.S. Coast Guard for the Future

October 15, 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, "Achieving Mission Balance: Positioning the Coast Guard for the Future." This hearing will examine how the U.S. Coast Guard allocates hours and resources among its multiple statutory missions, as well as how it measures mission … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio and Carbajal Statement on Sexual Assault Allegations at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Aboard Training Vessels

October 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. - 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) issued the following statement regarding allegations of rape and sexual harassment of students at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and aboard training vessels: "We must have zero tolerance when it comes to sexual assault," Chairs DeFazio and Carbajal said. "This pattern of abuse in the maritime … Continue Reading