Press Releases

Jan 22, 2015

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

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.

Jan 22, 2015

DeFazio Blasts U.S. DOT for Failing to Address Rail Tank Car Safety

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) Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging him to take immediate action to address rail tank car safety and other significant pipeline and hazardous materials safety hazards.

Jan 21, 2015

DeFazio Announces Democratic Subcommittee Ranking Members for Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the Democratic Subcommittee Ranking Members of the Committee for the 114th Congress. Full subcommittee rosters will be announced next week.

Jan 14, 2015

DeFazio Announces Democratic Roster for Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the 25 Democratic Members of the Committee for the 114th Congress. Twenty-three of the Members served on the Committee in the previous Congress. The Democrats welcome two Members new to the Committee, Representatives Jared Huffman and Julia Brownley, who both represent districts in California.

Jan 12, 2015

DeFazio Fights Administration's Decision to Open Border to Mexican Trucks Starting Monday

Washington, D.C. –Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) pushed back on a decision by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to open the United States border to Mexican-domiciled trucking companies.

Jan 9, 2015

DeFazio Blasts Republican Passage of Controversial Keystone XL Bill

Washington, D.C.--Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted the House Republican Leadership for passing legislation that bypasses federal agencies to allow construction on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. DeFazio helped lead Democratic opposition to the controversial legislation, which has been considered by the House ten times.

Jan 6, 2015

Top Democrats Demand Boehner Follow Rules of the House for Controversial Keystone Vote

Washington, DC- Three leading House Democratic lawmakers called on Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to use regular order for consideration of controversial legislation to approve construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.

Aug 26, 2014

IG Critical of Bridge Safety Implementation

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall, the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, took issue with the Obama Administration for continuing its slow implementation of critical bridge safety reforms. A new U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) Inspector General (IG) report released today in response to a request Rahall made in 2013 highlights serious concerns with the implementation of bridge safety changes contained in the "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (MAP-21) as well as the lack of adherence to IG recommendations that have been made on bridge safety over the years.

Jul 31, 2014

Rahall Votes to Advance Highway Trust Fund Fix

WASHINGTON, DC – As the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) worked with his colleagues today to complete House action on a bill that will keep workers on the job building America’s transportation network.

Jul 15, 2014

House Passes Fix to Highway Trust Fund

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in voting to pass a bill in the House that will help keep American workers on the job building the nation’s transportation network.

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