Congressman Nehls Announces Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Assignment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Nehls announced today that after weeks of discussions and meetings he was named to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, his number one target.
“The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was my number one House committee target and I’m pleased to announce I achieved my goal,” said Congressman Nehls. “Infrastructure investment is critical to my district and the Houston region. My work on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will offer me the opportunity to focus on numerous issues such as highway development, national security, and flood management. Important work lies ahead for this Committee, including a long-term reauthorization of surface transportation programs.”
Congressman Nehls was one of six Republican freshmen members named to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; the other five freshmen Republicans are Carlos Gimenez (FL-26), Nancy Mace (SC-01), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Beth Van Duyne (TX-24), and Michelle Steel (CA-48). Congressman Nehls will join Congressman Brian Babin and Congressman Randy Weber as the third Houston region House member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
“Congressman Nehls is a welcome addition to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, given his understanding of the role infrastructure plays in our national security, his decades of law enforcement experience, and his experience directing large infrastructure projects during his military career,” said Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO). “He’s also witnessed firsthand the effects of inadequate infrastructure while personally performing dozens of water rescues in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. I look forward to working with him on the Committee.”
Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) is the number one Republican on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and wastewater 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.