Press Releases

Ranking Member Larsen Applauds over $5 Billion to Replace Aging Bridges, Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

July 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after the Federal Highway Administration announced more than $5 billion in Bridge Investment Program funding for 13 projects across the country.“Communities across the country now have the resources they need to improve the safety of their bridges while connecting communities, boosting commerce, reducing commute times and creating jobs,” Ranking … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Cohen’s Statement from Hearing on Strengthening Aviation Workforce

July 10, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Steve Cohen (D-TN), during today’s hearing titled, “Eliminating Bottlenecks: Examining Opportunities to Recruit, Retain, and Engage Aviation Talent.”Video of Cohen’s opening statement can be found here.More information on the hearing can be found here.Ranking Member Cohen:Thank you, Chairman Graves, and thank you to all of our witnesses for testifying today.Now … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Applaud $1.5 Billion for Clean Buses, Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

July 09, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statements after the Federal Transit Administration announced nearly $1.5 billion in grant funding from the Bus and Bus Facilities and Low- and No-Emission Bus programs for 117 projects across the country.“From Juneau to Ann Arbor to Cape Cod, this funding allows … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Wilson Statements from Hearing on Reducing Rail Pollution

July 09, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Frederica Wilson (D-FL), during today’s hearing, titled, “An Examination of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) In Use Locomotive Regulation.”Video of Larsen’s and Wilson’s opening statements can be found here and here.More … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Carbajal Statements from Roundtable on U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

July 09, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today’s roundtable titled, “Reinvigorating the U.S.-Flag Fleet and Shipbuilding Industry.”Video of Larsen’s and Carbajal’s opening statements are here and here.More information on the hearing can be … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement from Hearing on Oversight of the U.S. Department of Transportation

June 27, 2024

Washington, D.C.—The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today’s hearing titled, “Oversight of the Department of Transportation’s Policies and Programs and Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request.”Video of Ranking Member Larsen’s opening statement is here.More information on the hearing can be found here.Ranking Member Larsen:Thank you, Chairman Graves, for holding this … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Napolitano Statements After Committee Advances the Water Resources Development Act of 2024

June 26, 2024

Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) issued the following statements after the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced the Water Resources Development Act of 2024."“Today, the T&I Committee advanced its sixth consecutive bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to invest in … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Wilson, and T&I Democrats Call for Action on Rail Safety Following Release of NTSB Report on East Palestine Derailment

June 25, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Frederica Wilson (D-FL), and Representatives Emilia Sykes (D-OH) and Chris Deluzio (D-PA), whose districts were impacted by the derailment, released the following statements in response to the NTSB’s final report on the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine, OH, in February 2023."Today’s … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Statements on “Game-Changing” RAISE Grants, Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

June 25, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statements after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced over $1.8 billion in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants for 148 projects across the country. These grants provide funding for projects with significant … Continue Reading


Committee to Mark up Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act

June 24, 2024

Washington, D.C. - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (R-NC), and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Grace Napolitano (D-CA) have announced a Committee markup of the Water Resources Development Act of 2024 (WRDA), legislation they will introduce when the House of Representatives is next in … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Statements from Hearing on Public Transit Ridership Post-Pandemic

June 13, 2024

Washington, D.C.—The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) during today’s hearing titled, “Revenue, Ridership, and Post-Pandemic Lessons in Public Transit.”Video of Ranking Member Larsen’s and Norton’s opening statements are here and here.More information on the hearing can be … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Wilson Statements from Hearing to Oversee Amtrak and Intercity Passenger Rail

June 12, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Frederica Wilson (D-FL), during today’s hearing, titled, “Amtrak and Intercity Passenger Rail Oversight: Promoting Performance, Safety, and Accountability.”Video of Larsen’s and Wilson’s opening statements can be … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Coast Guard Recapitalization Efforts

June 12, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Recapitalization of the United States Coast Guard.”Videos of Ranking Members Larsen’s and Carbajal’s opening statements can be found here and here.More information on the hearing can … Continue Reading


Graves-Larsen Joint Statement on FAA Briefing of Boeing Plan

June 04, 2024

Washington, D.C. - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following joint statement after today’s briefing for Committee members by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Whitaker on Boeing’s plan to improve manufacturing processes and aircraft conformity: “We want to thank Administrator Whitaker for briefing our members and for his assurances that the FAA will hold Boeing … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Addition of Representative Chris Deluzio to the T&I Committee

June 04, 2024

Washington, DC— Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the addition of Representative Chris Deluzio (D-PA) to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “As a veteran, voting rights advocate, and union organizer, Representative Chris Deluzio will bring both vision and fight to the T&I Committee to help strengthen transportation safety and support transportation workers,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “Last year, he acted … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Coast Guard Budget Requests

May 23, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Review of Fiscal Year 2025 Maritime Transportation Budget Requests, Pt 2: The Coast Guard.”Video of Ranking Member Carbajal’s opening statement can be found here.More information on … Continue Reading


House Approves Landmark FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024

May 15, 2024

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 (H.R. 3935) a comprehensive, bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for five years, with broad bipartisan support in a 387-26 vote. H.R. 3935 was first introduced in the House last year by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement from Hearing on Federal Response to Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

May 15, 2024

Washington, D.C.—The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today’s hearing titled, “Reviewing and Examining the Francis Scott Key Bridge Federal Response.”Video of Ranking Member Larsen’s opening statement is here.More information on the hearing can be found here.Ranking Member Larsen:Thank you, Chairman Graves, for holding this hearing, and thank you to each of the … Continue Reading


House Approves Coast Guard Authorization Act

May 14, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives today approved bipartisan legislation to strengthen, support, and authorize funding for the United States Coast Guard, one of the Nation’s six armed services.  The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2024 (H.R. 7659) supports and strengthens the Coast Guard in its critical missions to safeguard borders, ensure maritime safety, facilitate commerce, increase transparency, stop the flow of illegal drugs and migrants into the country, protect the maritime domain, and … Continue Reading


REMINDER: T&I Democrats and Safety Advocates to Host Press Conference on Ending Traffic Fatalities

May 14, 2024

Washington, D.C.—Wednesday, May 15, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Members of Congress, and transportation safety advocates will host a press conference during Infrastructure Week on ending traffic fatalities. In 2023, more than 44,000 people died from traffic crashes in the United States, representing a public safety epidemic. Members of Congress will join family members of victims to call for more investments, building on the … Continue Reading