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By Taylor McGinley

New House Members Announced on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 116th Congress

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Democrat members.

 

“Democrats are thrilled to welcome so many incredible new Members to these key committees, where they will bring fresh vision, great commitment and deep conviction to the Democrats’ work to deliver results For The People,” said Speaker Pelosi. “We look forward to the many contributions they will bring to our mission to fight for farmers and rural communities, promote the financial security of families, defend our national security, rebuild America with green and modern infrastructure and honor our veterans and their families and caregivers.”

The following Democrat members are new to the committee:

  • Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) is a freshman member, previously serving as a civil rights lawyer for the U.S. Attorney. He will also have a seat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04) has previously served on the House Armed Services Committee, Committee on Natural Resources and Committee on Ethics. This is his second term in the House of Representatives and he is the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.
  • Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) has previously served on the House Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on the Budget. This is second term in the House of Representatives and he has a long history of preserving highway programs.
  • Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) is a freshman member, previously working at St. Jude Medical. Her top issues in Congress are: economy, education and health care.
  • Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) is a freshman member, previously working as a White House Fellow in the Department of Transportation. She will also serve as Regional Whip within the Democratic caucus.
  • Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) is a freshman member, previously working as a lawyer. He will also serve on the House Agricultural Committee.
  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) has previously served on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Select Committee on Small Business. This is his second term in the House of Representatives and has been a long-time proponent of safe, accessible transportation.
  • Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) is a freshman member, previously serving in the Iowa House of Representatives. Her top issues in Congress are: climate concerns, economy, health care, immigration and veterans.
  • Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) is a freshman member, previously working as an attorney. Supporting transportation and infrastructure within Houston is a top priority of hers.
  • Rep. Jesús García (IL-04) is a freshman member, previously working on his county board of commissioners. He will also serve on the House Committee on Financial Services.
  • Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-08) has previously served on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Financial Services. This is his 17th term in the House of Representatives.
  • Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) is a freshman member, previously serving as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. His top issues in Congress are: climate concerns, commuter infrastructure, health care and tax reform.
  • Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) is a freshman member, previously working in the private sector. Her top issues in Congress are: climate concerns, health care, economy, education, immigration and tax reform.
  • Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-04) is a freshman member, previously serving on the New Hampshire Executive Council. His top issues in Congress are: climate concerns, economy, education, health care and immigration.
  • Rep. Harley Rouda (CA-48) is a freshman member, previously working in the private sector. His top issues in Congress are: climate concerns, economy, education, health care and second amendment rights.
  • Rep. Greg Stanton (AZ-09) is a freshman member, previously serving as the Mayor of Phoenix. He will also serve on the House Judiciary Committee.

This week, Ranking Member Sam Graves announced the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican members.

“Infrastructure is a major national priority for the President and the Congress, and I believe this is an issue on which we can find common ground,” said Graves. “I am excited to welcome our new and returning Republican Members to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I know they come ready to work and want to get something done for our country’s infrastructure.”

The following Republican members are new to the committee:

  • Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL) has previously served on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Small Business Committee and Committee on Natural Resources. This is her second term in the House of Representatives and also serves as the Republican resident commissioner of Puerto Rico.
  • Rep. Ross Spano (FL-15) is a freshman House member, previously serving in the Florida House of Representatives for 6 years. His top issues in Congress are: economy, education, energy, health and veterans.
  • Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08) is a freshman House member, previously serving on his local city council and as police lieutenant. His top issues in Congress are: economy, education, energy and natural resources, health, homeland security, second amendment rights, transportation and veterans.
  • Rep. Carol Miller (WV-03) is a freshman House member, previously serving at the West Virginia House of Delegates. She was invited to join the House Republican Whip Team, serving as Assistant Whip during this Congressional session.
  • Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12) has previously served on the House Committee of Science, Space, and Technology and the House Committee on Small Business. This is his second term in the House of Representatives.
  • Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06) has previously served on the House Committee on the Budget, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Committee on Science, Space and Technology and the Republican Study Committee. This is fourth term in the House of Representatives and serves in the House Republican leadership as the Republican Policy Committee Chairman.
  • Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) has previously served on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Homeland Security and Committee on Small Business. This is his second tern in the House of Representatives and he has formerly served as an FBI agent.
  • Rep. Greg Pence (IN-06) is a freshman House member and holds previous careers in the private sector. His top issues in Congress are: economy, immigration and veterans. Rep. Pence is also the brother of Vice President Mike Pence.

Ranking Member Sam Graves has also announced the subcommittee ranking members.

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) will serve as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. He has served on the Committee since coming to Congress in 2013 and has worked on major legislative projects and played key roles in the development and passage of many pieces of Committee legislation in recent years, including the current long-term surface transpiration reauthorization law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

“It’s been an honor to serve on this committee for my tenure in Congress, and I’m thankful to Ranking Member Graves for this incredible leadership opportunity,” said Rep. Davis. “We have an opportunity for true bipartisanship and to actually get something done. Roads and bridges impact every single American and are critical to our economy. I look forward to working with Ranking Member Graves, Chairman DeFazio, and my colleagues on the Committee to move forward legislation to address our highway, bridge, and transit system needs.”

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