Ever since he arrived in Congress back in 1977, Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia has served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
As the new Congress opens its business, Rahall will be the panel’s lead Democrat.
“To me, there are few things in Congress as important as the work we do on this committee in supporting job creation, the flow of commerce, and linking our communities to each other and the world,” Rahall said.
“That work takes on added significance during these turbulent times when good-paying American jobs and strong economic growth are so desperately needed,” the 3rd District congressman said.
Rahall voiced “full confidence” that the committee can face up to economic challenges if it can return to a bipartisan approach that was its hallmark for many years.
“To that end, I am heartened by the selection of Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) as chairman and by his stated willingness to reach across the aisle and to leave no stone unturned as we work to restore the solvency of the highway trust fund,” Rahall said.
“I look forward to working with Bill and with members of all political stripes to repair our nation’s infrastructure and create a 21st century transportation network.”
Rahall pointed out the committee exercises broad jurisdiction over roads, railways, airports, seaports, bus lines and pipelines, as well as such entities as the Economic Development Administration, Appalachian Regional Commission, the Coast Guard, Army Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Our transportation network serves as the backbone of economic security both for those I have the privilege of representing and for our nation as a whole,” he said.
“I look forward to continuing my service on this distinguished committee and hope that in the 113th Congress, we will once again recognize the important role transportation plays in our nation’s ongoing economic recovery and long-term economic growth.”
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