Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48) participated in her first House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure hearing and highlighted her ongoing commitment to safe, reliable and modern transportation for California families. The hearing, titled “Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps,” examined ways to keep passengers and workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As former Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, I helped manage our local freeways, busses, and wastewater infrastructure,” said Rep. Steel. “During the height of COVID-19, I worked with state and local officials to make sure that our communities and transit systems had the resources they needed to keep people safe and healthy, like hand sanitizer on public transit…I have a unique point of view on this committee, as I come from a background dealing with the pandemic and transportation issues on the local level, and I am excited to keep this dialogue going.”
During the hearing she asked Lewie Pugh, Executive Vice President of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, about the federal diesel tax and its impact on the trucking industry. A video of Rep. Steel’s introductory remarks and questions can be viewed here.
Rep. Steel was named to three subcommittees – the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, and the Aviation Subcommittee. You can learn more about these subcommittees, the full committee, and today’s hearing here.
This article was released by the Office of Representative Michelle Steel.