24 New Faces on House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
There are 16 new Democrats on the committee and eight new Republican members in the 116th Congress.
The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure announced the committee's members on Jan. 16. There are 16 new Democrats on the committee and eight new Republican members.
Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., announced the Democratic members. "The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has a long history of working in a bipartisan way to get things done for the American people," he said. "Today we are adding to that history by selecting Democratic members who are diverse, dedicated, innovative, and ready to roll up their sleeves. There is no shortage of work to be done, but I have no doubt our new and returning members are up to the challenge to meet the needs of the American people."
The new Democrats on the committee are Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts; Rep. Salud Carbajal of California; Rep. Anthony Brown of Maryland; Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York; Rep. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey; Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona; Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida; Rep. Lizzie Fletcher and Rep. Colin Allred, both of Texas; Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas; Rep. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa; Rep. Jesús García of Illinois; Rep. Antonio Delgado of New York; Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire; Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota; and Rep. Harley Rouda of California.
Twenty other Democrats are returning to the committee.
Ranking Member Sam Graves, R-Mo., announced the Republican committee members. "Infrastructure is a major national priority for the president and the Congress, and I believe this is an issue on which we can find common ground," Graves said. "I am excited to welcome our new and returning Republican members to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I know they come ready to work and want to get something done for our country's infrastructure."
The new Republican committee members are Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón of Puerto Rico; Rep. Ross Spano of Florida; Rep. Pete Stauber of Minnesota; Rep. Carol Miller of West Virginia; Rep. Troy Balderson of Ohio; Rep. Gary Palmer of Alabama; Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania; and Rep. Greg Pence of Indiana.
There are 21 Republicans returning to the committee.