United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[1]

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.

Members[edit]

113th Congress[edit]

Majority leaders Minority leaders

Sources: H.Res. 6 (Chairs), H.Res. 7 (D), H.Res. 17 (R) and H.Res. 22 (D).

112th Congress[edit]

The committee is chaired by John Mica of Florida, and the Ranking Member is Nick Rahall of West Virginia.

Majority Minority

Subcommittees[edit]

There are six subcommittees:

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
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)

Chairpersons[edit]

Chairman Party State Years
George A. Dondero Republican Michigan 1947–1949
William M. Whittington Democratic Mississippi 1949–1951
Charles A. Buckley Democratic New York 1951–1953
George A. Dondero Republican Michigan 1953–1955
Charles A. Buckley Democratic New York 1955–1965
George Hyde Fallon Democratic Maryland 1965–1971
John Blatnik Democratic Minnesota 1971–1974
Robert E. Jones, Jr. Democratic Alabama 1975–1977
Harold T. Johnson Democratic California 1977–1981
James J. Howard Democratic New Jersey 1981–1988
Glenn M. Anderson Democratic California 1988–1991
Robert A. Roe Democratic New Jersey 1991–1993
Norman Mineta Democratic California 1993–1995
Bud Shuster Republican Pennsylvania 1995–2001
Don Young Republican Alaska 2001–2007
Jim Oberstar Democratic Minnesota 2007–2011
John Mica Republican Florida 2011–2013
Bill Shuster Republican Pennsylvania 2013–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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