Congressman Pappas assigned to Subcommittees on Coast Guard, Highways & Transit, and Water Resources
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Chris Pappas announced his appointment to three Subcommittees as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He will serve on the Subcommittees for Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; Water Resources and Environment; and Highways and Transit.
“These Subcommittee assignments will allow me to strongly advocate for hardworking New Hampshire families and the needs of our communities," said Congressman Pappas. “I am eager to work in a bipartisan way to ensure New Hampshire has the resources to rebuild our roads and bridges and invest in commuter rail service. Our Coast Guard members at the Portsmouth Harbor station—who went unpaid during the shutdown—work tirelessly to protect our Seacoast, and they deserve a strong champion in Washington. I am also looking forward to addressing our nation’s environmental and water infrastructure needs. We must focus on these critical priorities in a bipartisan fashion and find solutions that will strengthen our economy and quality of life."
The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation has jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard’s duties, organization, powers, and functions. Furthermore, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over maritime transportation including regulation of vessels and shipping.
The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment has jurisdiction over water resources development, conservation and management, water pollution control, and water infrastructure. The Subcommittee also oversees the civil works and regulatory programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the water quality and Clean Water Act related infrastructure programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit has jurisdiction over development of national surface transportation policy, construction and improvement of highway and transit facilities, implementation of highway and transit safety programs and research activities, and regulation of commercial motor vehicle operations