February 01, 2023

Ranking Member Larsen Announces T&I Democratic Vice Ranking Members:

Washington, DC Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) announced Vice Ranking Members for each of the six subcommittees. By design, none of these members have served more than five terms in Congress.  “The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is a collaborative environment where Members from across the country bring a unique perspective on the investments needed for Americans to enjoy cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible transportation.” Ranking Member Larsen said. “To that end, I am excited to announce this group of talented leaders that will serve as Vice Ranking Members of our six subcommittees in the 118th Congress.” Democratic Vice Ranking Members by Subcommittee: Subcommittee on AviationVice Ranking Member: Representative Mary Peltola (D-AK) “Thank you to Chairman Graves and Ranking Member Larsen for the opportunity to serve on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, and serve as Vice Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Aviation,” Representative Peltola said. “Both sea and air-related infrastructure are essential for travel in Alaska, and I look forward to working with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to improve our state and national transportation networks.”   Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime TransportationVice Ranking Member: Representative Hillary Scholten (D-MI) “Thank you to Chairman Rick Larsen for the chance to serve on the Coast Guard Subcommittee as Vice Ranking,” Representative Scholten said. “Grand Haven, MI is home to a large Coast Guard installation that serves Lake Michigan. The U.S. Coast Guard has a long legacy of service in the Great Lakes region–I’m ready to support and recognize them in my new role as Vice Ranking Member.” Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency ManagementVice Ranking Member: Sharice Davids (D-KS) “I’m excited for the opportunity to serve in the Vice Ranking Member capacity and help lead the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management,” Representative Davids said. “Infrastructure is one of our best tools to fuel economic development and is often of vital importance in an emergency situation. I look forward to working with Subcommittee Chairman Perry and Ranking Member Titus to modernize our approach to these issues.” Subcommittee on Highways and TransitVice Ranking Member: Representative Val Hoyle (D-OR) “I want to thank Committee Ranking Member Larsen and Subcommittee Ranking Member Norton for the incredible opportunity to serve as Vice Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit,” Representative Hoyle said. “This Subcommittee will play a vital role in getting our supply chain back on track and ensuring our transportation systems are safe and innovative.”  Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous MaterialsVice Ranking Member: Representative Valerie Foushee (D-NC) “I am deeply honored to serve as Vice Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials,” Representative Foushee said. “Our nation’s rail transport is an economic engine that connects urban and rural communities across the country, and it is critical to conduct the necessary oversight to ensure the rail industry stays on track. I look forward to working with Subcommittee Ranking Member Payne to enhance transport safety initiatives, bolster the resiliency of our transit systems, and deliver environmentally friendly transportation solutions for the American people and future generations.”  Subcommittee on Water Resources and EnvironmentVice Ranking Member: Representative Emilia Strong Sykes (D-OH) “It is a privilege to serve as Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment,” Representative Sykes said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure all Americans have access to clean, quality water and a safe, healthy environment.”