Washington - Today, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) issued the following statements after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named the members selected to serve on the House-Senate conference committee tasked with resolving the differences between the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080) and the Senate’s version of the water resources legislation.
The Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, led by the panel’s Chairman, U.S. Rep John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), released its final report today on the current state of freight transportation in the United States and its recommendations for freight transportation improvements to strengthen the U.S. economy.
Today, transportation leaders introduced the first ever reauthorization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to improve our Nation’s emergency management capabilities, modernize and strengthen critical components of our preparedness and response system, and support emergency response personnel.
In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall, top Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, warned of the detrimental impact that the ongoing government shutdown is having on the safety of the Nation’s transportation network.
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unanimously approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth.
Transportation Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)
Bill Would Strengthen Nation Water Transportation Network
More than 150,000 American Bridges Are Deficient
On 80th Anniversary of Public Works Administration, Rendell and Rahall to Call for Increased Infrastructure Investment
U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, top Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell will join together tomorrow to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Public Works Administration and highlight the need for greater investment in job-creating American infrastructure.
A broad coalition of labor, industry, and business groups have endorsed the Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges (SAFE Bridges) Act,” legislation introduced yesterday by Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall and Democrats on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill would provide $5.5 billion to start to reduce the backlog of the more than 150,000 structural deficient and functionally obsolete bridges across the country.
Driven by the recent collapse of the I-5 Bridge in Washington State, U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) and Congressional Transportation leaders today introduced legislation that significantly increases Federal investment in the Nation’s bridge infrastructure.