Sires Selected to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Sires was selected to continue to serve as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 115th Congress. As a member of the Committee, he will also serve on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; and the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. Congressman Sires has been a member of the Committee since 2008.
“I look forward to continuing my work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in order to create good American jobs, bring business to our shores, and stimulate the economy,” said Congressman Sires. “A robust and secure transportation system is critical to the residents and economy of the 8th District as we are home to thousands of commuters, multiple rail and transit systems, an intricate stretch of highways, and various ports.”
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation including aviation, bridges, highways, maritime transportation, mass transit, and railroads. Additionally, the Committee has jurisdiction over matters relating to oil spill laws, economic development for economically distressed areas, transportation of hazardous materials, environmental restoration, and projects for flood control.
“As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee I will continue to work with my colleagues to further a transportation agenda that includes increasing infrastructure investments; expanding U.S. manufacturing and other industries; protecting workers rights; and strengthening the safety and sustainability of our transportation systems,” stated Congressman Sires.