April 21, 2021

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Announce Rep. Lamb Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation

Vice Chair Lamb 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) announced Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation in the 117th Congress. The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, and international issues.  

“I welcome Representative Lamb to this new role on the Aviation Subcommittee, and I know that he’ll work hard for the people he serves, and all Americans,” Chair DeFazio said. “As Vice Chair, Representative Lamb will play a key role as the Committee not only continues its work to ensure the safety of our aviation system, but also as we work to improve our critical airport infrastructure, create good-paying aviation jobs across the country, and integrate new users and technologies that will shape the future of U.S. aviation.”

“I look forward to working with Rep. Lamb in his role as Vice Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee. Rep. Lamb represents the hardworking women and men at the Pittsburgh International Airport, a critical component of the U.S. aviation system. His input will be invaluable as the Committee works on a forward-looking aviation and aerospace agenda to drive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure aviation safety, foster innovation in U.S. airspace, improve U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace and enhance the air travel experience for passengers,” Chair Larsen said.

“Pittsburgh International Airport is one of the economic pillars of our congressional district. We must protect thousands of jobs there, and I will be honored to help the Airport carry out its plan to become even better than it was before the pandemic,” Congressman Conor Lamb said.

To learn more about the Subcommittee on Aviation, click here.