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United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Background
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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]

Leadership

113th congress

Bill Shuster (R) was appointed committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th congress

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

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (27)Republican members (33)
Nick J. Rahall, II (West Virginia) Ranking memberBill Shuster (Pennsylvania) Chair
Peter A. DeFazio (Oregon) Don Young (Alaska)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia) Thomas E. Petri (Wisconsin)
Jerrold Nadler (New York) Howard Coble (North Carolina)
Corrine Brown (Florida) John J. Duncan, Jr. (Tennessee)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) John Mica (Florida)
Elijah E. Cummings (Maryland) Frank A. LoBiondo (New Jersey)
Rick Larsen (Washington) Gary Miller (California)
Michael E. Capuano (Massachusetts) Sam Graves (Missouri)
Timothy H. Bishop (New York) Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia)
Michael H. Michaud (Maine) Candice S. Miller (Michigan)
Grace Napolitano (California) Duncan Hunter (California)
Daniel Lipinski (Illinois) Andy Harris (Maryland)
Timothy J. Walz (Minnesota) Rick Crawford (Arkansas)
Steve Cohen (Tennessee) Lou Barletta (Pennsylvania)
Albio Sires (New Jersey) Blake Farenthold (Texas)
Donna F. Edwards (Maryland) Larry Bucshon (Indiana)
John Garamendi (California) Bob Gibbs (Ohio)
André Carson (Indiana) Patrick Meehan (Pennsylvania)
Janice Hahn (California) Richard L. Hanna (New York)
Rick Nolan (Minnesota) Daniel Webster (Florida)
Ann Kirkpatrick (Arizona) Steve Southerland, II (Florida)
Dina Titus (Nevada) Jeff Denham (California)
Sean Maloney (New York) Reid J. Ribble (Wisconsin)
Elizabeth Esty (Connecticut) Thomas Massie (Kentucky)
Lois Frankel (Florida) Steve Daines (Montana)
Cheri Bustos (Illinois) Tom Rice (South Carolina)
Markwayne Mullin (Oklahoma)
Roger Williams (Texas)
Trey Radel (Florida)
Mark Meadows (North Carolina)
Scott Perry (Pennsylvania)
Rodney Davis (Illinois)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Subcommittees

Aviation

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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]

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).[3]

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.[3]

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.[3]


Jurisdiction

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

Contact

2165 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

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

See also

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