A number of Texans will populate the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure under Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR). The House T&I Committee is one of the largest bodies in Congress and covers a wide range of modes:
Aviation Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Highways and Transit Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Water Resources and the Environment
On theT&I Committee from Texas are Congressman Colin Allred (D), Dallas; Brian Babin (R), Port Arthur; Lizzie Fletcher (D), Houston; Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), Dallas; the newest member Freshman and former Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne (R), Irving; and Randy Weber (R), Pearland.
A new face on the committee, Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne, said that "It's an honor to have been chosen to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. As a former mayor engaged in numerous transportation projects and committees, I understand prioritizing infrastructure development and revamping our nation's transportation systems are critical to spurring economic growth and uplifting working families." Van Duyne went on to say "I look forward to leaning on my experience and my strong relationships across the region to champion the priorities of my district, which is home to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and miles of highways and rail lines."
On the House Subcommittee for Highways and Transit you'll find Allred, Babin and E.B. Johnson.
The U.S. House Committee for Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials has these Texas Representatives : Allred (Vice Chair), Babin, Fletcher and Weber.
On the Senate side neither of Texas' two Senators serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The Texas Senate Committee on Transportation will look like this for a two year term:
Chairman Robert Nichols (R) Jacksonville Vice Chair Kel Seliger (R) Amarillo
Carol Alvarado (D) Houston Cesar Blanco (D) El Paso Kelly Hancock (R) North Richland Hills Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D) McAllen Lois Kolkhorst (R) Brenham Charles Perry (R) Lubbock Royce West (D) Dallas
Speaker of the Texas House, Dade Phelan, is expected to announce committee members in the coming days.