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The #MovingForward Act will modernize our infrastructure while making it greener by investing $8.3 billion in highway, t...
11/10/2020

The #MovingForward Act will modernize our infrastructure while making it greener by investing $8.3 billion in highway, transit, and rail projects that will reduce greenhouse gases and investing $1.4 billion in alternative fuel charging infrastructure.

Times have changed since the Eisenhower era—so should our infrastructure. The #MovingForward Act invests $1.5 trillion i...
11/09/2020

Times have changed since the Eisenhower era—so should our infrastructure. The #MovingForward Act invests $1.5 trillion in U.S. communities building infrastructure that is smarter, safer, and made to last.

The #MovingForward Act will bring American infrastructure out of the 1950s and into the 21st century AND BEYOND. It means modern, safer roads, bridges, and transit systems.

It is a promise of a better future for all people.

After four years of failed infrastructure weeks and broken promises, @TransportDems Chair @RepPeterDeFazio is ready for ...
11/09/2020
After Four Years of Empty Promises from President Trump, Chair DeFazio Looks Forward to a Real ‘Infrastructure Week’ under a Biden Administration | The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

After four years of failed infrastructure weeks and broken promises, @TransportDems Chair @RepPeterDeFazio is ready for a Biden administration that will actually work with Congress to deliver infrastructure that is smarter, safer, and made to last. #BuildBackBetter

Read Chair @RepPeterDeFazio’s full statement here: https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/after-four-years-of-empty-promises-from-president-trump-chair-defazio-looks-forward-to-a-real-infrastructure-week-under-a-biden-administration

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November is #NationalAviationHistoryMonth! In the span of a century, aviation has become a critical part of our modern w...
11/05/2020

November is #NationalAviationHistoryMonth! In the span of a century, aviation has become a critical part of our modern world. Throughout the month, @TransportDems will be highlighting aviation pioneers who worked to advance the field.

Chair Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves request a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the saf...
11/02/2020
Chair DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves Request GAO Study on Safety Implications of Opening Up 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band | The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Chair Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves request a
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the safety implications of sharing the 5.9 GHz spectrum band.

The request responds to the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to reallocate more than half of the 5.9 GHz radio frequency band to unlicensed operations. Peter DeFazio and Sam Graves express the need to understand how sharing the 5.9 GHz band will affect the safety and effectiveness of transportation technology.

https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/chair-defazio-and-ranking-member-graves-request-gao-study-on-safety-implications-of-opening-up-59-ghz-spectrum-band

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Two years ago today, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Less than ...
10/29/2020
T&I Leaders Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen FAA’s Certification Process and Improve the Regulatory System | The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Two years ago today, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Less than five months later, a second Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed in Ethiopia. In total, 346 fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters were lost.

These two deadly crashes spurred the most significant investigation our Committee has undertaken in recent history, resulting in a comprehensive 238-page report, prepared by Majority Staff, that found serious flaws in the design, development and certification of the MAX. But merely identifying the problems was not the end of the story. Chairs DeFazio and Larsen, who led the 18-month investigation, then worked with their Republican colleagues on our Committee to write a bipartisan bill to fix the problems and to help make sure they never happen again. On behalf of the 346 victims of these two tragedies, we will keep fighting to ensure this bipartisan bill gets signed into law. https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/tandi-leaders-unveil-bipartisan-legislation-to-strengthen-faas-certification-process-and-improve-the-regulatory-system

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What to expect when a former coal lobbyist is the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: coal power plants gi...
10/27/2020

What to expect when a former coal lobbyist is the head of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: coal power plants given a license to pollute our lakes, streams & waterways.

Chairs @RepPeterDeFazio and @gracenapolitano sent a letter to
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, expressing their concern.

"Your proposal once again shows that the Trump administration prioritizes polluters over people, needlessly endangering our water sources and human life."

NEW: Chairs @RepPeterDeFazio and @gracenapolitano sent a letter to @EPAAWheeler expressing their concern with the Trump ...
10/27/2020
Chairs DeFazio and Napolitano Press Trump EPA on Rollback of Limits on Toxic Wastewater Discharges from Coal Power Plants | The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

NEW: Chairs @RepPeterDeFazio and @gracenapolitano sent a letter to @EPAAWheeler expressing their concern with the Trump administration’s rule to roll back limits on discharges of toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants.https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/chairs-defazio-and-napolitano-press-trump-epa-on-rollback-of-limits-on-toxic-wastewater-discharges-from-coal-power-plants

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@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Vice Chair @RepDMP believes in fighting to #ProtectCleanWate...
10/22/2020

@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Vice Chair @RepDMP believes in fighting to #ProtectCleanWater. #CWA48

@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Member @RepCarbajal believes in fighting to #ProtectCleanWat...
10/22/2020

@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Member @RepCarbajal believes in fighting to #ProtectCleanWater. #CWA48

@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Member @RepStephenLynch believes in fighting to #ProtectClea...
10/21/2020

@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Member @RepStephenLynch believes in fighting to #ProtectCleanWater. #CWA48

For nearly 50 years, the Clean Water Act has safeguarded water resources and public health. We can’t stop now. #CWA48
10/20/2020

For nearly 50 years, the Clean Water Act has safeguarded water resources and public health. We can’t stop now. #CWA48

@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Member @RepWilson believes in fighting to #ProtectCleanWater...
10/20/2020

@TransportDems Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Member @RepWilson believes in fighting to #ProtectCleanWater. #CWA48

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Members share why they fight for clean water during the 48th anniversary of th...
10/19/2020

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Members share why they fight for clean water during the 48th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Members share why they fight for clean water during the 48th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

10/19/2020
Celebrating the Clean Water Act. Fighting for the Clean Water Act.

This week marks the 48th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a bedrock law protecting our water and public health.

Clean Water is vital to ensuring the health of U.S. communities. Trump’s #DirtyWaterRule jeopardizes our progress on clean water. That’s why
@TransportDems celebrate the Clean Water Act and FIGHT for the Clean Water Act.#CWA48

Yesterday, @TransportDems Chairs Peter DeFazio and Congresswoman Grace F Napolitano sent a letter to R.D. James, Assista...
10/02/2020

Yesterday, @TransportDems Chairs Peter DeFazio and Congresswoman Grace F Napolitano sent a letter to R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) expressing DEEP concern with the Navigable Waters Protection rule (#DirtyWaterRule), which jeopardizes rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands.

In it, Chairs Peter DeFazio Congresswoman Grace F Napolitano criticize the Trump administration’s repeated failure to disclose the real-world impacts of the #DirtyWaterRule to the American people, suggesting this was “an intentional effort to hide the scope of this giveaway to polluters.”

Read more here: https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/chairs-defazio-and-napolitano-press-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-documents-related-to-the-trump-administrations-rollback-of-clean-water-protections

UPDATE: The “Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act” cleared the House. This bill improves prevention ...
10/01/2020

UPDATE: The “Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act” cleared the House. This bill improves prevention efforts and transparency surrounding sexual assault to increase safety on planes, trains, subways, buses, cruise ships, taxis, and ridesharing vehicles.

09/30/2020

Today @TransportDems and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republicans marked up 6 bills and 33 GSA resolutions. Our highly productive Committee prioritizes bipartisan action to deliver results to the public.

Bills in order of consideration:

1. MARKUP ALERT: @TransportDems and @TransportGOP considered H.R. 8408, the “Aircraft Certification Reform & Accountability Act,” bipartisan legislation to strengthen the FAA certification process for new aircraft design and ensure the safety of global air travel.

2. MARKUP ALERT: @TransportDems and @TransportGOP considered H.R. 8266, the “FEMA Assistance Relief Act of 2020” to increase the federal share of FEMA assistance to combat emergencies and major disasters, such as wildfires and hurricanes.

3. MARKUP ALERT: @TransportDems and @TransportGOP considered H.R 4358, the “Preliminary Damage Assessment Relief Act of 2019” to improve the process of validating FEMA assistance to State, tribal, and territorial partners.

4. MARKUP ALERT: @TransportDems and @TransportGOP considered H.R. 8326, the “Child Care in Economic Development (CED) Act” to instruct Economic Development Districts to consider the access and availability of affordable childcare in the development of their strategies.

5. MARKUP ALERT: @TransportDems and @TransportGOP considered H.R. 4611, the “Ocean Pollution Reduction Act II” to ease the permit renewal process for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant in San Diego, California.

6. MARKUP ALERT: @TransportDems and @TransportGOP considered H.R. 5919, the “National Children’s Museum Act” to direct the Administrator of the General Services Administration to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Children’s Museum.

@TransportDems Chair Peter DeFazio, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republicans Ranking Member Sam Graves, S...
09/29/2020

@TransportDems Chair Peter DeFazio, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republicans Ranking Member Sam Graves, Subcommittee on Aviation Chair Congressman Rick Larsen, and Ranking Member Congressman Garret Graves announced legislation to strengthen the FAA certification process for new aircraft design and the regulatory process.

Chair Peter DeFazio said of the new aviation bill: “I believe history can also show this was the moment Congress stepped up to meaningfully address the gaps in the regulatory system for certifying aircraft and adopt critical reforms that will improve public safety and ensure accountability at all levels going forward."

#SaferPlanes2020

09/24/2020
The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and Water Management in Florida

Today, our Committee holds a hearing on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, which was enacted 20 years ago and remains the country’s largest ecosystem restoration project. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is discussing long-term challenges of the project and why getting the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 signed into law is vital to authorize similar projects.

Tune in to watch today’s hearing: https://youtu.be/xTCmjGyEeWM

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing on "The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and Water Management in Florida"

09/23/2020
Driving Equity: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

“One of the most powerful tools in the field of transportation and construction to assist people who have been routinely left out is the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program,” Subcommittee Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton stated during today’s hearing on the U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.

“This program, when properly administered and enforced, ensures that businesses owned by women and minorities have a fair chance to compete for federally assisted transportation contracts. The need for this program is ongoing and should be stronger than ever,” Eleanor Holmes Norton continued to say of the program.

By leveling the playing field for women and minority-owned businesses bidding on Federally assisted transportation contracts, the U.S. Department of Transportation DBE Program lifts ALL businesses in the sector. The T&I Committee is holding a hearing on this program today: https://youtu.be/x1HoSwHvJ14

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on "Driving Equity: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program"

09/23/2020
Driving Equity: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

WATCH: Our Committee holds a hearing to examine how the
U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program helps level the playing field for women and minority-owned businesses competing for DOT-assisted contracts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1HoSwHvJ14

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on "Driving Equity: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program"

Today marks the start of #RailSafetyWeek, reminding the public of life-saving information when they’re near railroad tra...
09/21/2020

Today marks the start of #RailSafetyWeek, reminding the public of life-saving information when they’re near railroad tracks and trains. Follow along this week as we highlight some important safety messages from various #RailSafetyPartners.

JUST IN: T&I Chair Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Gravesstatements on one-year surface transportation extension in...
09/21/2020
Chair DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves Issue Statements on One-Year Surface Transportation Extension included in CR | The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

JUST IN: T&I Chair Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves
statements on one-year surface transportation extension included in just-released continuing resolution: https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/chair-defazio-and-ranking-member-graves-issue-statements-on-one-year-surface-transportation-extension-included-in-cr

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Without $32 billion in emergency funding, transit systems could face irreversible harm, which would impact working famil...
09/17/2020

Without $32 billion in emergency funding, transit systems could face irreversible harm, which would impact working families, essential employees & our economy. Chair Peter DeFazio joined more than 100 Members of Congress in calling for future #COVID19 relief to include funding for transit. #SaveTransit

Without additional Federal support, transit systems could face irreversible harm & the ability of our economy to recover...
09/17/2020

Without additional Federal support, transit systems could face irreversible harm & the ability of our economy to recover from this crisis could be jeopardized. Chair Peter DeFazio is working to ensure that future COVID relief supports transit agencies & workers. #SaveTransit

NEW: Peter DeFazio, Congressman Mike Thompson, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Nita Lowey & Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introdu...
09/16/2020
DeFazio, Thompson, Titus, Lowey, and Roybal-Allard Introduce Legislation to Reduce Financial Burdens on States and Communities Facing Emergencies, including Wildfires and Hurricanes, amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | The House Committee on...

NEW: Peter DeFazio, Congressman Mike Thompson, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Nita Lowey & Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced legislation to increase the Federal cost share of disaster relief so that communities addressing emergencies, disasters & #COVID19 aren’t financially ruined. Read more here: https://transportation.house.gov/news/press-releases/defazio-thompson-titus-lowey-and-roybal-allard-introduce-legislation-to-reduce-financial-burdens-on-states-and-communities-facing-emergencies-including-wildfires-and-hurricanes-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic

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09/16/2020

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