United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.[1]


113th congress

Bill Shuster (R) was appointed as committee chair in the 113th Congress.

112th congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was John L. Mica (R).


2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Democratic Party Democrats (26)

Republican Party Republicans (33)



Jurisdiction: The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, and international issues. This jurisdiction includes all aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) except for research activities, which are within the jurisdiction of the Science Committee.[2]

Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation

Jurisdiction: The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation oversees the activities of the United States Coast Guard and the Federal Maritime Commission.[2]

Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management

Jurisdiction: The Subcommittee conducts oversight of programs addressing the Federal management of emergencies and natural disasters, an issue that gained more prominence following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Hurricane Katrina tragedy of 2005. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s other disaster management responsibilities; the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act and its mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs; the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act; and several first responder programs.

The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over agencies and programs promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress, such as the Economic Development Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The Subcommittee also is responsible for oversight of Federal real estate programs and the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA): the civilian landlord of the Federal Government.[2]

Highways & Transit

Jurisdiction: The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit is primarily charged with responsibilities relating to the construction of roads and transit facilities and the development of national surface transportation policy, including safety and research measures. As such, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over many programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT).[2]

Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials

Jurisdiction: The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials has jurisdiction over the economic and safety regulation of railroads and the agencies that administer those regulations. Economic regulation is administered by the three-member Surface Transportation Board (STB). This independent agency also has the authority to address national emergencies as they affect the nation’s rail transportation system.[2]

Water Resources & Environment

Jurisdiction: The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment consists generally of matters relating to water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control and water infrastructure, and hazardous waste cleanup. A number of agencies administer programs that address one or more of these issues; two agencies in particular, the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), oversee the larger programs of concern to the Subcommittee.[2]


According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee includes the following:

  1. all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, roads, bridges, mass transit, and railroads
  2. clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction
  3. the economic development of depressed rural and urban areas
  4. disaster preparedness and response


2165 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-9446
Fax: (202) 225-6782

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