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Rep. Steel named to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48) joined House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves to announce she had been chosen as one of the committee’s newest members for the 117th Congress. She joins 31 other Republican members of the committee. The full member list can be seen here.

“One of my top priorities as the Representative for Orange County is to ensure our coastline remains protected, and our beaches and bays remain clean and safe for generations to come. This includes flood protection and sand replenishment on our shores. Orange County also has some of the most congested freeways in the United States and improving transportation for California families should matter to all of us. This includes reducing noise pollution in our communities. I am honored to be chosen as the newest member of this important, bipartisan committee. This is a great opportunity to support the residents of Orange County and I won’t let them down,” said Rep. Steel.

“I am excited to welcome Rep. Michelle Steel to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO). “Her years of experience on the Orange County Board of Supervisors overseeing a large infrastructure budget and her work with the Orange County Transportation Authority make her a vital addition to the Committee. She brings a wide array of transportation experience, and I know she will work diligently to advance priorities of importance for California’s 48th district as well as the Nation.”

The jurisdiction of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure includes:

  • Transportation, including civil aviation, railroads, water transportation, transportation safety (except automobile safety and transportation security functions of the Department of Homeland Security), transportation infrastructure, transportation labor, and railroad retirement and unemployment (except revenue measures related thereto)
  • Commercial space transportation
  • Coast Guard, including lifesaving service, lighthouses, lightships, ocean derelicts, and the Coast Guard Academy
  • Federal management of emergencies and natural disasters
  • Flood control and improvement of rivers and harbors
  • Inland waterways
  • Inspection of merchant marine vessels, lights and signals, lifesaving equipment, and fire protection on such vessels
  • Navigation and laws relating thereto, including pilotage
  • Registering and licensing of vessels and small boats
  • Rules and international arrangements to prevent collisions at sea
  • The Capitol Building, the Senate and House Office Buildings
  • Construction or maintenance of roads and post roads (other than appropriations therefore)
  • Construction or reconstruction, maintenance, and care of buildings and grounds of the Botanic Garden, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution
  • Merchant marine (except for national security aspects thereof)
  • Purchase of sites and construction of post offices, customhouses, Federal courthouses, and Government buildings within the District of Columbia
  • Oil and other pollution of navigable waters, including inland, coastal, and ocean waters
  • Marine affairs, including coastal zone management, as they relate to oil and other pollution of navigable waters
  • Public buildings and occupied or improved grounds of the United States generally
  • Public works for the benefit of navigation, including bridges and dams (other than international bridges and dams)
  • Related transportation regulatory agencies (except the Transportation Security Administration)
  • Roads and the safety thereof
  • Water power

This article was released by the Office of Congresswoman Michelle Steel.