Press Releases

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.

Jun 10, 2014

WRRDA Signed Into Law

Washington, DC - Today the President signed into law the Conference Report to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), bipartisan water resources legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth.

May 20, 2014

Rahall Praises Passage of Water Bill

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) announced that the House has passed the Conference Report for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve the nation’s water infrastructure, such as dams, locks, navigation channels and inland waterways.

May 15, 2014

Committee Releases Water Resources Reform and Development Act Conference Report

Washington, DC - The Conference Report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), was filed in the House of Representatives today. WRRDA was introduced in the House by Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Committee Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Tim Bishop (D-NY).

May 3, 2014

Rep. Rahall Statement on the Passing of Former T&I Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement today on the passing of Jim Oberstar, former Minnesota Congressman and Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: “If ever there were a patron saint of transportation policy on Earth, it would have had to have been to be my longtime and dear friend, Jim Oberstar.

Apr 29, 2014

Rep. Rahall Reacts to DOT’s Surface Transportation Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Transportation put forward a multi-year proposal to fund the nation’s surface transportation programs: "There are some in this Congress that are happy with the status quo when it comes to investing in our nation’s infrastructure. I am not one of them."

Apr 2, 2014

RAHALL: Ryan Budget Takes Partisan Jackhammer to Our Transportation Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the House Budget Committee marks up the Fiscal Year 2015 budget resolution today, U.S. Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) slammed the proposal, saying it “would cripple the U.S. transportation system and leave millions of individuals and businesses stranded with little to no transportation options.”

Feb 6, 2014

Shuster, Rahall introduce The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (H.R. 4005)

Committee leaders today introduced bipartisan legislation that authorizes the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to carry out its vital missions, improves USCG mission effectiveness, helps replace and modernize aging Coast Guard assets in a cost effective manner, enhances oversight, and reduces inefficiencies to save taxpayer dollars. Additionally, the bill strengthens U.S. maritime transportation, reduces regulatory burdens to create jobs and encourage economic growth, and improves the Nation’s competitiveness.

Feb 4, 2014

Shuster, Rahall Announce Public-Private Partnerships Special Panel

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) today announced the establishment of the Committee’s next special panel, which will focus on the use of and opportunities for public-private partnerships (P3s) across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, water, and maritime infrastructure and equipment.

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