Press Releases

Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Statements from Hearing on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation

December 13, 2023

Washington, D.C.—The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) during today’s hearing titled, “Oversight of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Modal Perspectives.”Video of Larsen and Norton’s opening statements are here and here.More information on the hearing can be … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Coast Guard National Security Missions

December 12, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Guardians of the Sea: National Security Missions of the United States Coast Guard.”Video of Larsen and Carbajal’s opening statements can be found here and here.More information on the … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen and Titus Statements from Hearing on GSA’s Site Selection for New FBI Headquarters

December 12, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today’s hearing titled, “Ensuring Transparency in the Federal Government: An Examination of GSA’s Site Selection for the FBI Headquarters.”Video of Larsen’s and Titus’s opening statements … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Transportation Funding for Rural Communities Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

December 12, 2023

  WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced $645.3 million in funding to improve the safety and reliability of surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas. “From restoring parts of West Bay Shore Drive in Michigan to building a bridge across the Roaring Fork River in Colorado, today’s funding ensures rural communities … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Approves Bipartisan PIPES Act of 2023

December 06, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved H.R. 6494, the Pipeline Efficiency and Safety (PIPES) Act of 2023, which reauthorizes the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) pipeline safety programs for the next four years and provides an efficient and effective framework to advance the safety of energy infrastructure across the United States.The bipartisan legislation was introduced on November 29th by T&I Committee Chairman … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Wildlife Crossing Investments Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

December 05, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $109.6 million in grant funding for 20 wildlife crossing projects across the country.“America’s drivers and wildlife will soon be safer thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s nearly $110 million investment in wildlife crossing infrastructure,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “In my state … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Napolitano Statements from Hearing on Past and Future Water Resources Development Acts

December 05, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Past Provisions and Future Needs.” Videos of opening statements from Larsen and Napolitano can be found here and here. More information on the … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Ferry Service Investments Made Possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

November 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $220.2 million in grant funding for 13 ferry projects across the country.“Ferry service in America will soon improve thanks to the $220 million in investments announced today under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “The Federal Transit Administration will fund … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Cohen Statements from Hearing on Perils of Delaying the FAA Reauthorization

November 30, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Steve Cohen (D-TN), during today’s hearing titled, “Turbulence Ahead: Consequences of Delaying a Long-Term FAA Bill.”More information on the hearing can be found here. Ranking Member Larsen:Thank you, Chairman Graves, for calling today’s hearing to reinforce the need … Continue Reading


T&I Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill

November 30, 2023

Washington, D.C. - The leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee introduced H.R. 6494, the Promoting Innovation in Pipeline Efficiency and Safety (PIPES) Act of 2023.  The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) pipeline safety programs for the next four years and provides an efficient and effective framework to advance the safety of energy … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Payne, Jr. Statements from Hearing on Passenger Rail

November 29, 2023

Washington, D.C.—The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), during today’s hearing, titled, “Getting on the Right Track: Navigating the Future of Intercity Passenger Rail in America.”The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) made over $100 billion available for … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on Federal Highway Administration’s Greenhouse Gas Rule

November 22, 2023

Washington, D.C. -Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of the Biden Administration’s Greenhouse Gas Rule which will help reduce the carbon footprint of the transportation sector—currently the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. “American families deserve a cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible transportation system,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “Measuring and … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Napolitano and Titus Statements on Successful T&I Committee Markup

November 15, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) released the following statements after the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed 13 bills.“Today we marked up several bipartisan measures that will … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Celebrates Two Years of Infrastructure Law Investments

November 15, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Nearly $400 billion in BIL dollars has been invested in communities for roads, bridges, freight and passenger rail, transit systems, ports, airports, water systems and other needs beyond transportation and infrastructure. To date, U.S. DOT has awarded over $200 billion supporting over 40,000 projects across the country, with even more projects made possible through BIL authorized highway programs.“For two years, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has built and rebuilt our … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Coast Guard Drug Interdiction, Migration and Illegal Fishing Enforcement

November 14, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Guardians of the Sea: Examining Coast Guard Efforts in Drug Enforcement, Illegal Migration, and IUU Fishing.”Video of Larsen and Carbajal’s opening statements can be … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Northeast Corridor Rail Investments Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

November 06, 2023

  Washington, D.C.— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of more than $16 billion in funding for 25 rail projects across seven states and the District of Columbia. This funding, part of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Northeast Corridor Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail (FSP-NEC) grant awards, can be used to reduce repair backlogs, improve performance, and expand or … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on Safer Streets Grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

October 27, 2023

Washington, D.C.— Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) planning grants. This funding helps communities develop strategies to prevent roadway fatalities and injuries.  “Communities across the country can look forward to more than $82 million to help advance 235 projects that will make roads safer and more accessible,” Ranking Member Rick Larsen said. “Traffic … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on Confirmation of Michael Whitaker to Lead the Federal Aviation Administration

October 24, 2023

  Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), released the following statement following Senate confirmation of Michael Whitaker to lead the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).“Congratulations to Michael Whitaker on his confirmation as the new leader of the Federal Aviation Administration,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “I look forward to working with him to build a safer, cleaner, greener and more accessible aviation … Continue Reading


Support for Clean Water Act of 2023 Grows

October 24, 2023

Washington, D.C. - The Clean Water Act of 2023, introduced last week by Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-NM) and 114 House Democrats has gained support from environmental advocates and stakeholders with the shared goal of preserving clean water protections.  The full bill text and fact sheet … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Titus Statement from Hearing on Federal Economic Development Commissions

October 19, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) during today’s hearing titled, “Regional Commissions: A Review of Federal Economic Development Program Effectiveness.”Video of Titus’s opening statements is here.More information on the hearing can be found here.Ranking Member Titus:Thank you, Chairman Perry. I am pleased that we are having … Continue Reading