SYRACUSE, NY – House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster Jan. 27 appointed Rep. John Katko to serve on three subcommittees during the 114th Congress.
Congressman Katko will serve on the subcommittees on Highways & Transit, Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials, and Water Resources & Environment.
“I am committed to strengthening our local infrastructure, creating jobs, and ensuring safe, but efficient travel and commerce across our country,” said Katko. “Over the course of the next two years, there are a number of issues that will come before the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure that will have a major and lasting impact on Central New York. I’m honored to provide a strong voice for Central New York on my subcommittees and to work towards making our transportation systems stronger.”
The Subcommittee on Highways & Transit is tasked with overseeing the development of national surface transportation policy, as well as construction and improvement of highway and transit facilities.
Importantly, the subcommittee will administer the reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs during the 114th Congress.
The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials has jurisdiction over economic and safety regulations of railroads and the agencies that administer those regulations. The Subcommittee also oversees the transportation of hazardous materials, pipeline safety, and rail labor relations.
The Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment oversees matters relating to water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control and water infrastructure, and hazardous waste cleanup.
The 24th Congressional District is home to the Port of Oswego, one of the first U.S. ports on the Great Lakes, which handles more than a million tons of commodities annually. Central New York is also home to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and to other mass transit and regional rail in Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne and Oswego counties.
“The committee has a full agenda for the 114th Congress, including measures addressing surface transportation, aviation, passenger rail, pipeline safety, emergency management, and maritime transportation programs,” Chairman Shuster said. “Rep. Katko will be an invaluable resource to his subcommittees, and I look forward to working with him to shape policies that will strengthen infrastructure across our nation.”
In addition to the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Katko serves on the Committee on Homeland Security, where he chairs the subcommittee on Transportation Security.
Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne counties and a portion of Oswego County.
For more information, please visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko