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DeFazio, Garamendi to GOP Leadership: Don’t Hold Coast Guard Funding Hostage to Push Political Agenda

Feb 25, 2015 | Press Release 

DeFazio Requests Audit of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Programs

Feb 3, 2015 | Press Release 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel, III requesting a full audit of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs. The request comes on the same day that DeFazio highlighted PHMSA’s failure to address longstanding pipeline and hazardous materials safety issues, including new design standards for DOT-111 tank cars, in a Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hearing.

DeFazio, Larsen, Garamendi Applaud Administration’s Efforts to Coordinate Federal Action in the Arctic

Jan 22, 2015 | Press Release 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Aviation Subcommittee Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation John Garamendi (D-CA), applauded efforts by the Obama Administration to coordinate a government wide approach to addressing U.S. interests in the Arctic.

Committee Ranking Member

Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

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