United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has formerly been known as the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, and the Committee on Public Works between 1947 and 1968. This committee was formed in 1842.
Under the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 the Committees on Public Buildings and Grounds (1837-1946), Rivers and Harbors (1883-1946), Roads (1913–46), and the Flood Control (1916–46) were combined to form the Committee on Public Works. Its jurisdiction from the beginning of the 80th Congress (1947–48) through the 90th Congress (1967–68) remained unchanged.
While these four original committees retained their separate identities, they were reduced to subcommittees. Addition subcommittees were formed for issues on Beach Erosion, 80th Congress (1947–48) and for Watershed Development, 86th-90th Congresses (1959–68). Special Subcommittees included those: to Investigate Questionable Trade Practices, 80th Congress; to Study Civil Works, 82nd Congress (1951–52); on the Federal-Aid Highway Program, 86th-90th Congresses; and on Economic Development Programs, 89th-90th Congresses (1965–68). Ad Hoc Committees were established on Montana Flood Damage, 88th Congress (1963–64); on Appalachian Regional Development, 88th-90th Congresses; and on the 1967 Alaska Exposition, 89th Congress.
|Majority leaders||Minority leaders|
- Resolutions electing Republican members (H.Res. 6, H.Res. 33)
- Resolutions electing Democratic members (H.Res. 7, H.Res. 39)
There are six subcommittees:
|Aviation||Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)||Rick Larsen (D-WA)|
|Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation||Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA)||John Garamendi (D-CA)|
|Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management||Lou Barletta (R-PA)||Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)|
|Highways and Transit||Thomas Petri (R-WI)||Peter DeFazio (D-OR)|
|Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials||Jeff Denham (R-CA)||Corrine Brown (D-FL)|
|Water Resources and Environment||Bob Gibbs (R-OH)||Tim Bishop (D-NY)|
- Chapter 17. Committee on Public Works (1947-68), National Archives, Guide to the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989 (Record Group 233) Based on Guide to the Records of the United States House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989: Bicentennial Edition (Doct. No. 100-245). By Charles E. Schamel, Mary Rephlo, Rodney Ross, David Kepley, Robert W. Coren, and James Gregory Bradsher. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1989.