United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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House Transportation Committee
Standing committee
Active
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United States House of Representatives
117th Congress
History
FormedJanuary 2, 1947
Leadership
ChairPeter DeFazio (D)
Since January 3, 2019
Ranking memberSam Graves (R)
Since January 3, 2019
Vice chairSharice Davids (D)
Since January 3, 2021
Structure
Seats68
Political partiesMajority (36)
  •   Democratic (36)
Minority (32)
Website
transportation.house.gov

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 was formerly known as the Committee on Public Works and Transportation from 1975 to 1994, and the Committee on Public Works between 1947 and 1974.

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. Additional 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, 117th Congress[edit]

A social distancing committee meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Majority Minority

Resolutions electing members: H.Res. 9 (Chair), H.Res. 10 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 62 (D), H.Res. 63 (R), H.Res. 384 (D)

Subcommittees[edit]

There are six subcommittees:

Subcommittee Chair[2] Ranking Member[2]
Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) Garret Graves (R-LA)
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) Daniel Webster (R-FL)
Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ) Rick Crawford (R-AR)
Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA) David Rouzer (R-NC)

Chairs[edit]

Chairs 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 2013–2019
Peter DeFazio Democratic Oregon 2019–present

Historical membership rosters[edit]

Congresswoman Julia Brownley during a Committee meeting in January, 2020.

116th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Sources: H.Res. 24 (Chair), H.Res. 25 (Ranking Member), H.Res. 57 (D), H.Res. 68 (R), H.Res. 712 (D), H.Res. 1037 (R)

Subcommittees
Subcommittee Chair[3] Ranking Member[4]
Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) Garret Graves (R-LA)
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sean Patrick Maloney (D-CA) Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Dina Titus (D-NV) Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) Rick Crawford (R-AR)
Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA) Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

115th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

Sources: H.Res. 6 (Chair), H.Res. 45 (D), H.Res. 51 (R)

114th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

112th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority

See also[edit]

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, Bob Ross, Rodney Ross, David Kepley, Robert W. Coren, and James Gregory Bradsher. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1989.
  2. ^ a b Chair DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves Announce Subcommittee Rosters for the 117th Congress
  3. ^ Chairman DeFazio Announces Subcommittee Chairs for the 116th Congress
  4. ^ Graves Announces Subcommittee Ranking Members for the 116th Congress

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