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Highways and Transit

The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit has responsibility for the development of national surface transportation policy, construction and improvement of highway and transit facilities, implementation of highway and transit safety programs and research activities, and regulation of commercial motor vehicle operations. Within this scope of responsibilities, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over many U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) programs, including the following:

  • Federal-aid Highway Program administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Federal transit programs administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Highway safety grants and research programs administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Commercial motor vehicle safety programs and regulations administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Surface transportation research administered by FHWA, FTA, FMCSA, NHSTA and coordinated through the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)

Many of these agencies, especially FTA and FMCSA, also have security oversight and enforcement responsibilities as part of their regulatory functions. In addition, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over certain provisions of the Clean Air Act pertaining to air quality compliance through the transportation planning and project development process administered by FHWA and FTA.

Subcommittee's Activity in Previous Congress

Ranking Member

Eleanor Norton
Eleanor Norton
District of Columbia ~ 00

Democratic Members

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler
New York ~ 10
Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen
Tennessee ~ 09
Albio Sires
Albio Sires
New Jersey ~ 08
Richard Nolan
Richard Nolan
Minnesota ~ 08
Dina Titus
Dina Titus
Nevada ~ 01
Sean Maloney
Sean Maloney
New York ~ 18
Elizabeth Esty
Elizabeth Esty
Connecticut ~ 05
Jared Huffman
Jared Huffman
California ~ 02
Julia Brownley
Julia Brownley
California ~ 26
Alan Lowenthal
Alan Lowenthal
California ~ 47
Brenda Lawrence
Brenda Lawrence
Michigan ~ 14
Mark DeSaulnier
Mark DeSaulnier
California ~ 11
Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson
Texas ~ 30
Michael Capuano
Michael Capuano
Massachusetts ~ 07
Grace Napolitano
Grace Napolitano
California ~ 32
Daniel Lipinski
Daniel Lipinski
Illinois ~ 03
Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson
Georgia ~ 04
Lois Frankel
Lois Frankel
Florida ~ 22
Cheri Bustos
Cheri Bustos
Illinois ~ 17
Frederica Wilson
Frederica Wilson
Florida ~ 24

Ex Officio

Peter DeFazio
Peter DeFazio
Oregon ~ 04

Chairman

Sam Graves
Sam Graves
Missouri ~ 06

Republican Members

Jeff Denham
Jeff Denham
California ~ 10
Doug LaMalfa
Doug LaMalfa
California ~ 01
Blake Farenthold
Blake Farenthold
Texas ~ 27
Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell
Michigan ~ 10
Bob Gibbs
Bob Gibbs
Ohio ~ 07
Lloyd Smucker
Lloyd Smucker
Pennsylvania ~ 16
Garret Graves
Garret Graves
Louisiana ~ 06
Bruce Westerman
Bruce Westerman
Arkansas ~ 04
Duncan Hunter
Duncan Hunter
California ~ 50
John Katko
John Katko
New York ~ 24
Frank LoBiondo
Frank LoBiondo
New Jersey ~ 02
Thomas Massie
Thomas Massie
Kentucky ~ 04
Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows
North Carolina ~ 11
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Pennsylvania ~ 04
Brian Babin
Brian Babin
Texas ~ 36
David Rouzer
David Rouzer
North Carolina ~ 07
Lou Barletta
Lou Barletta
Pennsylvania ~ 11
Rob Woodall
Rob Woodall
Georgia ~ 07
Barbara Comstock
Barbara Comstock
Virginia ~ 10
Don Young
Don Young
Alaska ~ 00
Eric Crawford
Eric Crawford
Arkansas ~ 01
Mike Bost
Mike Bost
Illinois ~ 12
Rodney Davis
Rodney Davis
Illinois ~ 13
John Faso
John Faso
New York ~ 19
Jeff Denham
Jeff Denham
California ~ 10
A. Ferguson
A. Ferguson
Georgia ~ 03