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Bipartisan T&I Committee Leaders Demand Answers from Biden Administration on “Novel and Problematic” Jones Act Waiver

October 21, 2022

Washington, DC - Today Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA), and Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Ranking Member Bob Gibbs (R-OH) wrote to the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of Transportation expressing concern with the Jones Act waivers … Continue Reading


DeFazio, Napolitano, Dingell, Beyer, and 85 Colleagues Commemorate the Clean Water Act On Its 50th Anniversary

October 18, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), and 85 House Members jointly announced a resolution honoring the Clean Water Act (CWA) on its 50th anniversary of protecting American waterways. "In all my years of public service I have never once had a constituent tell me … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on Final Flight Attendant Rest Rule

October 04, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its final rule on flight attendant duty and rest time. "I thank the FAA for announcing its long overdue final rule on flight attendant duty and rest requirements, which has been a critical missing piece to ensure the safety of those who fly. After a nearly four-year delay, flight attendants-who operate … Continue Reading


T&I Chair DeFazio Calls on Interferry Conference to Remove Panelist with Record of Labor Malpractice

September 29, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) called on Mike Corrigan, Chief Executive Officer, Interferry, to remove Peter Hebblethwaite as a panelist for the Interferry Conference due to his illegal and unbecoming actions. "Mr. Hebblethwaite laid off 800 employees virtually, replaced them with cheap labor well below the United Kingdom's (UK) minimum wage, and broke UK law," DeFazio wrote. "He was voted Europe's worst employer by … Continue Reading


House Passes T&I Legislation, Including DeFazio Bill to Strengthen Global Aviation Standards

September 29, 2022

Washington, DC- This week, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the House passage of four bills under the jurisdiction of the committee, including his bill, the Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act. Chair DeFazio also joined Rep. André Carson (D-IN) in applauding the passage of Carson's bill, the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act of 2022. "I am pleased my bill, the Global Aircraft Maintenance … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio, 69 Other House Members, Urge Airline Carriers to Invest in Improved Service, Not Stock Buybacks

September 29, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and 69 other House Members sent a letter to Nicholas Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America; Faye Malarkey Black, President and CEO, Regional Airlines Association; and George Novak, President, National Air Carrier Association; urging their members to refrain from initiating stock buybacks as the Payroll Support Program's (PSP) ban on them expires on September 30, 2022. In the … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement from Hearing on the Transformative Impact of Legislation Passed by the 117th Congress

September 29, 2022

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) during today's hearing titled, "Investing in our Nation's Transportation Infrastructure and Workers: Why it Matters." Video of DeFazio's opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Today's hearing gives us the chance to hear from stakeholders about the impacts of … Continue Reading


DeFazio To Federal Transit Administration: Aggressively Enforce ‘Buy America’ Provisions

September 28, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today wrote the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regarding the enforcement of "Buy America" provisions within their jurisdiction. "One of the greatest threats to a strong U.S. transportation manufacturing sector is the rise of predatory Chinese state-owned and -supported enterprises, which rely on government-subsidized, below-market pricing to drive legitimate competitors out of … Continue Reading


House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to Hold Markup

September 28, 2022

Washington, DC - The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a markup on Thursday, September 29, at 9:50 a.m. EDT to consider the following measure: General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Program ResolutionandOther matters cleared for consideration Members will appear by videoconference or in person in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Additional details can be found here once available. The markup will be livestreamed through the House … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Announces Full Committee Hearing on the Transformative Impact of Legislation Passed by the 117th Congress

September 23, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced the committee will hold a hearing titled, "Investing in our Nation's Transportation Infrastructure and Workers: Why it Matters." The purpose of this hearing is for Members to hear from stakeholders on how the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 have impacted American families, workers, and … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Statements from Hearing on the Clean Water Act Ahead of Its 50th Anniversary

September 20, 2022

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “The Clean Water Act at Fifty: Highlights and Lessons Learned from a Half Century of Transformative Legislation.”  Videos of opening statements from DeFazio and … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Announce Hearing on the Clean Water Act Ahead of Its 50th Anniversary

September 16, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) announced the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "The Clean Water Act at Fifty: Highlights and Lessons Learned from a Half Century of Transformative Legislation." This hearing will provide members the opportunity to examine the Clean Water Act (CWA) on its 50th anniversary, as well as … Continue Reading


Chair Titus’ Statement from Hearing on Recovery Status Five Years Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria

September 15, 2022

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today's hearing titled, "Recovery Update: Status of FEMA Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands 5 Years After Hurricanes Irma & Maria." Video of opening remarks from Chair Titus can be found here. More information on the hearing can be found here.Chair Titus:I'd like to … Continue Reading


Chair DeFazio Statement on Tentative Rail Agreement

September 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement: "Today's tentative agreement between rail workers and the railroads is a major accomplishment for workers who have fought for and won better pay-the highest wage increase in over 45 years-improved working conditions, and the sick days they need to see their doctors without penalty. At a time when the railroads reap record profits, it is confounding … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Statement on House Passage of T&I Legislation, Including Bills to Help Prepare for Natural Disasters

September 14, 2022

Washington, DC - This week, the House of Representatives passed six bills within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management with bipartisan support. "I applaud the House for passing several critical pieces of legislation that will help us address climate change and improve how states and territories are able to respond to natural disasters like wildfires," Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. … Continue Reading


Reps. DeFazio, Larsen, Beyers Applaud House Passage of Legislation Directing Aviation Sector to Plan for Future Pandemics

September 14, 2022

Washington, DC- Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2022, a bill within the jurisdiction of the committee. "I applaud the House for passing the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act, which will allow us to plan for future pandemics," Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. "The National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act will direct federal agencies and stakeholders to develop a national strategy to ensure … Continue Reading


POSTPONED: Chairs DeFazio, Payne, Jr., Scott, Costa Announce Joint Hearing on Rail Service Challenges and the Impact on Agriculture

September 14, 2022

Washington, DC - Tomorrow's scheduled joint House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and House Committee on Agriculture hearing titled "Rail Service Challenges and the Impact on Agriculture" has been postponed to a later date, to be announced soon. POSTPONEMENT NOTICE House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Joint Hearing … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Maritime Cargo Preferences

September 14, 2022

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today's hearing titled, "Cargo Preference: Compliance with and Enforcement of Maritime's Buy American Laws." Video of Carbajal's opening statements can be found here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair … Continue Reading


Reps. DeFazio, Stanton Applaud House Passage of Legislation to Use Drone Technology to Inspect Critical Infrastructure

September 13, 2022

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ) applauded the House passage of the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act, a bill within the jurisdiction of the committee. "I applaud the House for passing the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act today, which will support the use of small drones to help state and local governments better inspect and repair critical infrastructure," Transportation … Continue Reading


Chairs DeFazio, Titus Announce Hearing on Recovery Status Five Years Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria

September 09, 2022

Washington, DC - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) announced a hearing titled, "Recovery Update: Status of FEMA Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands 5 Years After Hurricanes Irma & Maria." At the hearing, members will hear from witnesses on the current status of FEMA's recovery efforts in Puerto … Continue Reading