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House Transportation Infrastructure Committee

Paul Blumenthal

'Fundraising Bonanza' For These House Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first six months of their tenure, new House committee chairmen have seen their campaign contributions increase by 59 percent from...

What Kind of Leadership Would Bill Shuster Bring to the Transpo Committee?

Tanya Snyder | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC
Tanya Snyder

While some conservatives think the federal government should get out of the transportation business, Rep. Bill Shuster tells them even the godfather of capitalism, Adam Smith, said transportation was one of the three essential functions of government.

Andrea Stone

TSA Equipment Gathers Dust In Texas Warehouse At $184 Million Cost To Taxpayers, GOP Lawmakers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of pieces of security equipment that cost taxpayers an estimated $184 million and were supposed to be installed at airport che...

Matt Sledge

Offshore Drilling Approved, But Transportation Bill Under Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives approved Thursday a bill that would open up parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Rocky Mountai...

Matt Sledge

House Transportation Bill Promotes A New Roadside Attraction: Lottery Machines

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

A little-noticed provision of the House transportation bill would allow states to privatize interstate rest areas, open them up to advertisers, and le...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Bill Would Strip Workers Of Overtime, Minimum Wage Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A little-noted provision in the House Republicans' controversial energy and transportation bill would strip several thousand workers wit...

Matt Sledge

House Proposal Calls For Private Vendors To Sell Amtrak Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

A House GOP proposal would force Amtrak to privatize operation of its cafe cars -- but the federal government would still be required to pick up part...

Matt Sledge

House GOP Takes Aim At Safe Routes To School, Mass Transit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Two House committees voted on Thursday and Friday to eliminate federal funding for a program that creates bicycle and pedestrian paths for children go...

Matt Sledge

True High-Speed Rail Projects Unlikely To Be Fast-Tracked By Jobs Bill Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

When President Obama revealed his jobs bill last week, you could almost hear the high-fives from transportation advocates across the country. If th...

House And Senate Leaders Reach Deal To Avert FAA Shutdown

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs, a key GOP law...

The Audacity of Hindsight Could Help FEMA

Michael D. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael D. Brown

Ironic that a few days after a terrorist attack occurs on U.S. soil, a House committee takes action which would enhance the Nation's ability to respond to and recover from a disaster.