November 30, 2020

Chair DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the Committee Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statements on the passing of Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Larry Willis:
“My heart goes out to Larry’s wife and daughter as well as the entire labor community, which has long known Larry as someone who dedicated his life to improving working conditions for millions of people,” Chair DeFazio said.“Larry’s determination and ability to build support within both parties made him a force to be reckoned with on Capitol Hill. I will forever be grateful for his partnership on countless labor issues over the years, most recently working together to make sure frontline workers have the personal protective equipment they need to stay safe. His time on earth was cut far too short, and it’s now on all of us to carry on Larry’s legacy by never giving up the fight for our brothers and sisters in transportation labor.”
“Larry was a dedicated champion of the transportation workers across the Nation, and for years he’s been an important leader in the development of federal infrastructure policy,” Ranking Member Graves said. “I extend my deepest condolences to Larry’s wife, daughter, and his entire family.”