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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia

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Comstock Named To Three Subcommittees On The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

January 27, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC –Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced today that Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) has been named to three Subcommittees for the 114th Congress.  The Subcommittees Congresswoman Comstock will serve on are:

“My Subcommittee assignments on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee touch the many needs of the 10th Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Comstock. “From working to improve the growing road network in the 10th to making Dulles Airport even stronger, these Subcommittee assignments will provide a voice to the people of the 10th Congressional District on important transportation issues.”

“Our country faces many transportation issues that will be before these subcommittees, including major bills to improve our roads, bridges, and aviation system,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA).  “I know Congresswoman Comstock is ready to get to work and will play an important role in developing policies to help strengthen transportation infrastructure in her district and throughout the nation.”

The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit has responsibility for the development of national surface transportation policy, construction and improvement of highway and transit facilities, implementation of safety and research programs, and regulation of commercial motor vehicle operations.  Within this scope of responsibilities, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over many U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) programs.

The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, commerce, and international issues.  All programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) except for research activities are within the purview of the Subcommittee. 

The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management conducts oversight of programs addressing the federal management of emergencies and natural disasters, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s other disaster management responsibilities; the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act and its mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs; the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act; and several first responder programs. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over agencies and programs promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress, such as the Economic Development Administration, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and several other commissions.  The Subcommittee is also responsible for oversight of public buildings, federal real estate programs and the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is the civilian landlord of the federal government.