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Committee to Consider Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act & Other Legislation This Week
September 15, 2014
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, chaired by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), is scheduled to mark up the following legislation at 10:... More
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Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Passenger Rail Legislation
September 11, 2014
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders today introduced bipartisan legislation that improves the infrastructure, reduces costs, leverages private sector resources, creates greater accountability and transparency, and accelerates project delivery for Amtrak and the Nation’s passenger rail transportation system. The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014, or PRRIA (H.R. 5449), was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA); T&I Ran... More
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Hunter Statement from Hearing on Merchant Marine
September 10, 2014
Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Hearing on “The Status of the Merchant Marine” September 10, 201... More
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Petri Statement from Hearing on Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Transportation Projects
September 9, 2014
Chairman Tom Petri (R-WI) Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Hearing on “Surface Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Case Studies of the Federal... More
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House-Passed Bill a Strong Bipartisan Message to Administration That It Cannot Change Law on Its Own & Expand Executive Branch Powers to Regulate Waters
September 9, 2014
Bipartisan legislation to prevent the Administration from bypassing Congress, changing the scope of existing law without authority, and expanding its own limited powers to regulate waters under the Clean Water Act, was approved by the House of Representatives today. The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078) is legislation that upholds the federal-state partnership to regulate the Nation’s waters and prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army C... More
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