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U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure News

D.C. lawmakers lash out after Obama vetoes measure to block water rule

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) recently released statements condemning President Obama’s veto of S.J. Resolution 22 (S.J. Res. 22), which would have rejected the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recently issued Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Read More »

House passes Coast Guard Authorization Act

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan bill Thursday to support and improve the national Coast Guard in guarding U.S. shores, saving countless lives and defending living marine resources surrounding the United States. HR 4188 will enable the Coast Guard and the Federal Maritime Commission to maintain their authority until the fiscal year of 2017. Read More »

House supports reauthorization of Surface Transportation Board

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill that effectively reforms and reauthorizes the STB. The Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015, is designed to improve how the STB manages the freight rail industry within the United States. In 1996, the STB was originally created to solve service and rate disputes concerning the railroad. Read More »

Shuster releases statement on GAO report

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) released a statement Tuesday on a GAO report. The GAO report offers an analysis of how past budget uncertainty has impacted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The report is available online. The analysis evaluates how the uncertainty concerning Congress’s authorization, appropriations and budget process has affected the FAA’S role. Read More »

Roundtable for air traffic controller positions held Tuesday

The Subcommittee on Aviation held a roundtable discussion Tuesday concerning the policies for hiring, staffing and training air traffic controllers with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With the roundtable starting at 10 a.m., the discussion will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Attendees will include the Aviation Subcommittee, Matthew Hampton. Read More »

Shuster, Inhofe, DeFazio, Boxer unveil surface transportation legislation agreement

Leaders from the House and Senate committees announced a bipartisan, bicameral agreement Tuesday for the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The leaders include U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Read More »

Woodall looks forward to long-term transportation, infrastructure funding

Like many roads in the Atlanta area, those in U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall's (R-GA) 7th District need infrastructure upgrades to relieve congestion. With the possibility of new long-term funding for transportation and infrastructure around the corner, a spokesperson for Woodall told TI Daily News recently that the prospects of the long-term bill were “worthy of optimism.” Read More »