Congressman Sam Graves has been selected as the new Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 118th Congress.
Congressman Sam Graves from Northwest Missouri entered Congress in 2001 and has exercised Missouri common sense and conservative principles. Now his colleagues have chosen him as Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. We call all look forward in confidence to the development and funding of projects throughout the United States and Missouri.” say MOGOP Chairman Nick Myers.
Congressman Graves released the following statement regarding his appointment.
“When I first came to Congress, I fought hard to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It’s now one of the greatest honors of my life to be chosen by my colleagues to chair what I believe is one of the most important and effective committees in Congress. America cannot prosper without a safe and efficient transportation network that meets the economic needs of our diverse states and communities.
“T&I will have a full agenda over the next two years, including oversight of the Administration, its implementation of the massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, and its policies that have exacerbated many of the economic crises facing our Nation.
“We also have an important legislative agenda ahead, including looking at packages to help alleviate ongoing energy and supply chain problems.
“As the Committee’s lead Republican these last four years, I’ve worked to prioritize people and property in managing the Missouri River and secured millions to repave Missouri highways, replace one-lane bridges, and build a new Buck O’Neil Bridge to connect the Northland to downtown Kansas City. As the Chairman, I’ll have the ability to improve Missouri’s infrastructure even more.
“I am also looking forward to working across the aisle to develop other key authorizations for our transportation and infrastructure systems, including a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, a pipeline safety bill, a Coast Guard bill, and the next Water Resources Development Act.”