Press Releases

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.

Jan 29, 2014

Rahall: House Transportation Committee to Examine Elk River Chemical Spill at Charleston Field Hearing

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, D-WV, announced Wednesday that the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on which he serves as lead Democrat, will hold a Congressional field hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on February 10th to examine the Elk River Chemical spill. The hearing is slated to take place at 9:00 a.m., at the Kanawha County Courthouse.

Nov 14, 2013

WRRDA Moves Forward with House Conferee Appointments

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.

Oct 29, 2013

Special T&I Panel Releases Report on Improving U.S. Freight Transportation

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.

Oct 22, 2013

Transportation Leaders Introduce FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2013

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.

Oct 12, 2013

Rahall: Shutdown is Compromising Transportation Safety

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.

Oct 4, 2013

Committee Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act

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.

Sep 11, 2013

Transportation Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)

Bill Would Strengthen Nation Water Transportation Network