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Since the Constitution provided the Congress with the power to establish post roads and regulate commerce among the states, the federal government has played a significant role in our country’s transportation and infrastructure. Our roads, bridges, railways, waterways and runways have all made it possible for what was initially a collection of relatively independent states to truly become one nation, intimately connected over millions of square miles. Infrastructure has always been the backbone of the United States economy. Our diverse and distant communities are tied together, and commerce thrives, because the American people have always understood the need for a cohesive, unifying transportation network. In the U.S. House, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.

ICYMI: Today Bloomberg Government highlighted Ranking Member Sam Graves' major concerns with the incoming administration...
01/20/2021

ICYMI: Today Bloomberg Government highlighted Ranking Member Sam Graves' major concerns with the incoming administration's expected plan to revoke the #KeystoneXL pipeline permit.

Revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline would be a massive mistake that would roll back the progress made towar...
01/19/2021
Graves, Westerman & McMorris Rodgers Statements on Biden Administration Plan to Revoke Keystone XL Pipeline Permit | Transportation Committee Republicans

Revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline would be a massive mistake that would roll back the progress made toward North American energy independence and eliminate many good jobs.

Today Ranking Member Sam Graves voiced major concerns about the incoming administration’s expected plan to do just that, along with House Committee on Natural Resources GOP and Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans Ranking Members Congressman Bruce Westerman and Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR), and Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released the following statements on the incoming administrat...

F50 years ago today, the General Services Administration created the Federal Protective Service to provide uniformed law...
01/11/2021
FPS 50th Anniversary Director's Video Message

F50 years ago today, the General Services Administration created the Federal Protective Service to provide uniformed law enforcement at hundreds of GSA-managed properties. We are grateful to the thousands of dedicated FPS employees who have faithfully served over the past five decades.

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face.

“I want to thank Secretary Chao for her service to the Department of Transportation, our country, and the American peopl...
01/07/2021

“I want to thank Secretary Chao for her service to the Department of Transportation, our country, and the American people. I also want to thank her for her constant professionalism and her friendship. She has been a champion of infrastructure and transportation safety, effectively leading the Department over the last four years.” – Ranking Member Sam Graves

Full Statement: https://bit.ly/2LerpQv

11/13/2020

GAO has issued a new report that reinforces the bipartisan concerns of T&I Committee leaders related to the U.S. Coast Guard’s $12 billion plan and initial contract to build a new class of cutter, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). GAO undertook the study at the behest of T&I leadership. The GAO report highlights issues and concerns about the OPC design process, deficiencies in the construction schedule, and the potential for program delays and cost increases under the contract. Read the full statement from bipartisan T&I leadership here: https://bit.ly/3kBUBwB

Ranking Members Sam Graves & Congressman John Katko Bill Will Spur High-Speed Broadband Projects in Rural & Economically...
04/14/2020

Ranking Members Sam Graves & Congressman John Katko Bill Will Spur High-Speed Broadband Projects in Rural & Economically Distressed Communities: https://bit.ly/2V9Iw8o This important legislation will help bridge the #digitaldivide

T&I Committee Republicans have released our COVID-19 Resource Guide, which catalogues the actions taken by the various f...
03/24/2020
Committee Republicans Release Resource Guide on Actions by Federal Agencies to Combat COVID-19 | Transportation Committee Republicans

T&I Committee Republicans have released our COVID-19 Resource Guide, which catalogues the actions taken by the various federal agencies under the Committee’s jurisdiction during this pandemic. “Committee Republicans are laser focused on working with the Trump Administration and our colleagues to ensure that the domestic supply chain can continue to move,” said Ranking Member Sam Graves. We will regularly update this document as events continue to develop. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2J8ANAz

Ranking Member Gibbs Statement from Hearing on the International Role of the Coast Guard:  https://bit.ly/2Q2NjW5
03/10/2020

Ranking Member Gibbs Statement from Hearing on the International Role of the Coast Guard: https://bit.ly/2Q2NjW5

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ICYMI: T&I Ranking Members Sam Graves Rep. Rodney Davis released GOP principles in pursuit of a bipartisan surface trans...
01/29/2020
Ranking Members Sam Graves & Rodney Davis Highlight Republican Infrastructure Principles | Transportation Committee Republicans

ICYMI: T&I Ranking Members Sam Graves Rep. Rodney Davis released GOP principles in pursuit of a bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill https://bit.ly/2uGBe12 #movingforward #infrastructure

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) today outlined principles that Republican Members will focus on during this year’s planned Committee development of a surface transportation r...

🚨 Ranking Members @RepSamGraves & @RepWesterman Statements from Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020:...
01/09/2020
Ranking Members Sam Graves & Bruce Westerman Statements from Hearing on Proposals for WRDA 2020 Legislation | Transportation Committee Republicans

🚨 Ranking Members @RepSamGraves & @RepWesterman Statements from Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020: https://bit.ly/2R4ilwB

Opening remarks, as prepared, of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-AR) from today’s hearing entitled, “Proposals for a Water Resources Development Act of 2020”:

The Disaster Recovery Reform Act was signed into law 10/5/18 to speed up recovery, reduce costs and make the process eas...
12/10/2019
Roundtable on DRRA at One: Stakeholder Perspectives | Transportation Committee Republicans

The Disaster Recovery Reform Act was signed into law 10/5/18 to speed up recovery, reduce costs and make the process easier for disaster survivors. Today’s Committee roundtable will examine implementation of DRRA one year later: https://bit.ly/2RwGePb

Opening remarks, as prepared, of Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and...

🚨 Ranking Member Rick Crawford Statement from Hearing on Where’s My Stuff? Examining the Economic, Environmental, and So...
12/05/2019

🚨 Ranking Member Rick Crawford Statement from Hearing on Where’s My Stuff? Examining the Economic, Environmental, and Societal Impacts of Freight Transportation: https://bit.ly/33V2e8K

🚨 Ranking Member Congressman Rodney Davis Statement from Hearing on Where’s My Stuff? Examining the Economic, Environmen...
12/05/2019

🚨 Ranking Member Congressman Rodney Davis Statement from Hearing on Where’s My Stuff? Examining the Economic, Environmental, and Societal Impacts of Freight Transportation: https://bit.ly/33V2e8K

Today, Ranking Members Sam Graves and Rep. Rodney Davis wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding t...
12/04/2019
T&I Republican Leaders Urge FCC Rejection of Proposal to Divert Spectrum Away from Transportation Safety | Transportation Committee Republicans

Today, Ranking Members Sam Graves and Rep. Rodney Davis wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would reallocate part of the dedicated 5.9 GHz spectrum. The Ranking Members are joined in their opposition to reallocation of the dedicated spectrum by a broad coalition of transportation safety stakeholders including: Intelligent Transportation Society of America , American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) , AAA , American Highway Users Alliance , American Trucking Association , Global Automakers , ITE , League of American Bicyclists , MEMA - The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association , NAFA Fleet Management Association , Peloton Technology, and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association.

Currently, the 5.9 GHz radiofrequency band is dedicated to short-range communications (DSRC) for use with intelligent transportation systems (ITS). ITS is critical to increase safety for all users of our roads, and we expect to take further steps to encourage greater use of ITS. We ask FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and all other Commissioners to reject the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that reallocates spectrum within the 5.9 GHz spectrum for unlicensed uses. Such action would greatly hinder future efforts to utilize safety technology for the benefit of all users of our transportation networks: https://bit.ly/2LktKpF

The Republican leaders of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit have written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking that the agency maintain the 5.9GHz spectrum band specifically for transportation safety and reject a proposal....

Ranking Members Sam Graves, Rick Crawford, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Mark Meadows, Rep. Rodney Davis, Congressman Garret Gr...
11/26/2019
T&I Republicans Concerned about Partisan Impeachment’s Impact on Infrastructure Bills | Transportation Committee Republicans

Ranking Members Sam Graves, Rick Crawford, Congressman Bob Gibbs, Mark Meadows, Rep. Rodney Davis, Congressman Garret Graves, Congressman Bruce Westerman wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to share their concerns with the threat posed to the bipartisan legacy of the Committee by the Speaker's partisan agenda. At a recent markup the Committee failed to pass a bipartisan pipelines safety re-authorization, but the proven path to success for the Committee is bipartisan cooperation. Republican Committee Members remain committed to bipartisanship, and urge the Speaker to allow the Committee to rise above current partisan headwinds in order to deliver for the American people: https://bit.ly/2OnWMH2

After an uncharacteristically partisan Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of several bills, including a reauthorization of the expired federal pipeline safety program, the Ranking Republican Member of Committee and its subcommittee leaders wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to expre...

Bipartisan leadership of the Full Committee and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Sam Graves ...
11/26/2019
Key Committee Lawmakers Question How DHS Granted Relief to Shipbuilder | Transportation Committee Republicans

Bipartisan leadership of the Full Committee and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Sam Graves Congressman Bob Gibbs Peter DeFazio Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, have written a letter to Acting Secretary Chad Wolf of Department of Homeland Security expressing their shared concerns with recent developments on the contract to construct the @USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter, the largest contract in the history of the Coast Guard. The most recent development of this contacting process, DHS's proposal to give Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) extraordinary relief from its fixed price contract to construct the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) raises yet another question on this unprecedented contact. Among other questions that must be answered to the Committee are: why DHS allowed ESG to proceed with the contract when doing so would require up to $659 million in additional federal funding and how DHS determined the need to cap the ESG contract at the first four OPCs and to re-compete the contract to build the balance of the remaining OPCs under the existing contract. As Congressional authorizers who have direct oversight over the Coast Guard, the Committee must be given answers to these important questions, so that we can be confident in the future of the OPC contract and the ultimate construction of these vessels. https://bit.ly/35umaAG

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Full Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Bob Gibbs (R-OH) sent a let...

🚨 Ranking Member Congressman Bruce Westerman Statement from Hearing on Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development...
11/19/2019

🚨 Ranking Member Congressman Bruce Westerman Statement from Hearing on Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act: Promoting Resiliency of our Nation’s Water Resources Infrastructure https://bit.ly/2KBuWF7

Full Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves, Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Congressman Garret Graves, and other T&I ...
11/19/2019
T&I Republicans Seek Update on FAA Safety Inspector and Safety Oversight Reporting Requirements | Transportation Committee Republicans

Full Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves, Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Congressman Garret Graves, and other T&I Committee Republicans have requested that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provide Congress with an update on several provisions in current law intended to ensure that FAA has the appropriate number of well-trained safety inspectors to conduct risk-based oversight of the aviation industry. These important safety provisions were enshrined in law by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (FAARA), and their importance has only grown since the two Boeing 737 MAX accidents. Specifically, Congress must know where FAA is in its assessment of its safety inspector workforce and training needs, and its process for updating its strategy for ensuring robust, risk-based oversight of the aviation system. This information will be critical as Congress considers how best to keep our system the safest aviation system in the world: https://bit.ly/2KA1Ndm

Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 with specific language authorizing the Department of Homeland Securi...
11/15/2019
Transportation and Homeland Security Committee Republican Leaders Oppose DHS Plans to Shoot Down Drones Near U.S. Airports | Transportation Committee Republicans

Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 with specific language authorizing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take action against drones in certain circumstances in highly secure or sensitive government-controlled areas. The current proposal by DHS to allow for the operation of counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) equipment near airports is not what Congress intended or authorized. Furthermore, FAA is the only federal agency that fully understands the complexity of the National Airspace System, and to hand over authority to shoot down drones to an entity that doesn’t have that critical knowledge of our airspace system is irresponsible and dangerous. Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Ranking Member Congressman Mike D. Rogers (R-AL) of the Homeland Security Committee wrote to DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf objecting to Acting Secretary Chad Wolf objecting to the proposal: https://bit.ly/2OdffEW

The Republican leaders of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Homeland Security today objected to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) irresponsible proposal to allow for the operation of counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) equipment near airports, i...

🚨 Ranking Member Congressman Bob Gibbs Statement from Hearing on Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety: Challenges and ...
11/14/2019

🚨 Ranking Member Congressman Bob Gibbs Statement from Hearing on Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety: Challenges and Opportunities https://bit.ly/2Xf6K02

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