Graves announces subcommittee ranking members for the 116th Congress
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) has announced the ranking members of the panel’s six subcommittees for the 116th Congress.
“These are six experienced, hard-working members of Congress who know the committee’s issues and know how to get things done,” said Graves. “These are the type of leaders the committee will need as we work together in the coming weeks and months on an infrastructure package and other priorities that address the needs of America’s infrastructure and make our transportation network stronger, safer and more efficient.”
The following Republican Members have been selected subcommittee ranking members:
- Aviation: Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) served as Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee in the 115th Congress and was instrumental in the development and passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. He worked closely with other committee leaders on the Disaster Recovery Reform Act to improve Federal Emergency Management Agency programs and strengthen U.S. communities’ ability to become more resilient to disaster.
- Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation: Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), whose Ohio district reaches toward the outskirts of Cleveland and the shores of Lake Erie, is a long-serving member of the committee. He is also the former Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and, over the years, has worked to improve the nation’s water resources infrastructure and ensure a more common sense regulatory structure.
- Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) has served on the committee since first being elected to Congress in 2013. Prior to his election, he was a small business owner for nearly 30 years. He is the former Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
- Highways and Transit: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) has served on the committee since coming to Congress in 2013 and has played key roles in the development and passage of many pieces of committee legislation in recent years, including the current long-term surface transportation reauthorization law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
- Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials: Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) is a senior member of the committee who was a key player in the development of the FAST Act, which provided the current authorization of federal rail and hazardous materials transportation programs. He is also the former Chairman of the Agriculture Committee’s General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee.
- Water Resources and Environment: Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), now serving his third term in Congress, worked to ensure passage of last year’s Water Resources Development Act, which was included in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. He is the previous Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Natural Resources. An engineer and forester by trade, he is also a former state legislator, having served as Republican House Majority Leader in the Arkansas House of Representatives before being elected to Congress.