Congressman Lowenthal Reappointed to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

January 17, 2019
Press Release
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement regarding his reappointment to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads:

"I'm thrilled to sit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee again in the 116th Congress. My district is ground zero for many key transportation challenges—from congestion on our highways to harmful diesel emissions, sea-level rise, and other effects of climate change. I stand ready to work with the Democratic Majority to advance policy that will confront these serious challenges and move our transportation systems towards zero emissions."

In addition to transportation issues, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally-owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.

Subcommittee assignments will be decided over the next several weeks. In the 115th Congress, Congressman Lowenthal served on the committee's Highways and Transit subcommittee, Water Resources and Environment subcommittee, and Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittee.