Sires Named to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Sires announced that he will continue to serve as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 114th Congress. As a member of the Committee, he will also serve on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. In addition, he was newly appointed to serve on the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management as well. Sires has been a member of the Committee since 2008.
“I look forward to continuing my work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Congressman Sires. “Investing in transportation infrastructure creates good American jobs, brings in business, and stimulates our economy.”
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.
“The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure faces the challenge of passing a bill to reauthorize and invest in critical surface transportation programs set to expire this Spring. As we approach the start of construction season, it is crucial that Republicans and Democrats come together to work on a bill that will give the construction season much-needed certainty. Federal investment in highways, bridges, public transit and passenger rail systems, airport projects, and water infrastructure has significant impacts on job creation at home.”