Press Releases

August 2020
Chair DeFazio Statement on U.S. Army Corps Requesting Additional Review of Pebble Mine Project
Chairs DeFazio and Napolitano Press EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Over Rollback of Coal Ash Safeguards
Committee Chairs DeFazio and Smith Lead 68 Members of Congress in Pressing President Trump on National Guard and FEMA Cost-Sharing Requirements
Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Statements on Results of 2019 FAA Employee Survey on Safety Culture
Carper, DeFazio, Grijalva Lead Bicameral Letter to White House Demanding Release of Public Records About Projects The Administration Will Fast-Track, Undermining Bedrock Environmental Protections, Under The Guise of Economic Relief
July 2020
Chairs DeFazio and Thompson Introduce Legislation to Rein in Federal Protection Statute that Trump Administration is Using as Cover for Civil Rights Abuses in Portland, Oregon
Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Lead 18 Members of Congress on New Legislation Requiring Passengers to Wear Masks on Airplanes and in Airports
Committees Launch Investigation Into Waste and Abuse in Treasury’s Payroll Support Program
Chair DeFazio Applauds Passage of “Sami’s Law,” Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Ride-Share Safety
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020
Chair Titus Opening Remarks from Hearing on Experiences of Vulnerable Populations During Disasters
Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Decry Trump Administration’s Push to Approve Controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay
Chairs DeFazio, Titus Announce Subcommittee Hearing on Experiences of Vulnerable Populations During Disasters
Chairs DeFazio, Maloney Legislation to Provide Relief to Maritime Sector Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Passes Through House
As COVID-19 Stretches FEMA Thin and Hurricane and Wildfire Seasons Ramp Up, House and Senate Committee Leaders Demand Administration Work to Fill Neglected Senior Leadership Vacancies at the Agency
Committee Leaders Applaud House Passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2020
Amid Ongoing Investigation into the Boeing 737 MAX, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Ask FAA Administrator to Provide Results of Employee Survey on Safety Culture
Committee Leaders Demand Trump Administration Develop Plan to Respond to Natural Disasters in Midst of COVID-19
Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Condemn Trump Administration for Weakening Environmental Review Process That Has Protected Public Health and Ensured Public Participation Since 1970
Bipartisan WRDA 2020 Voted Favorably Out of Committee, Heads to House Floor for a Vote