(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued the following statement on his reappointment to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 114th Congress:

“I am pleased to accept this reappointment and look forward to working with Chair Bill Shuster and my committee colleagues to further our nation’s economic growth and opportunity. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has another busy term ahead, with planned legislation focusing on creating jobs, ensuring safety, and expanding access, including:

    • Long-term surface transportation authorization, which will provide much needed certainty to Florida’s economy that depends on a vibrant transportation system;
    • FAA reauthorization to ensure that Central Florida remains a hub for domestic and international tourism travel;
    • Passenger rail reform legislation to modernize passenger rail transportation systems nationwide and deliver improved, efficient service;
    • Continued work to build on this year’s progress of advancing the first WRRDA bill in seven years by ensuring that the federal government meets its promise to the State of Florida for ongoing Everglades restoration, preparing for the impact that will result from the Panama Canal opening, and positioning Central Florida for increases in global trade; and
    • Additional efforts to bring transparency and efficiency to the permitting process so that government gets out of the way of job creation and economic growth.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster added the following regarding Webster’s reappointment to the committee: “With his engineering background and extensive experience with transportation policy issues in the Florida State Legislature, Rep. Webster has proven a valuable addition to the work of our Committee. He’s a determined advocate for Florida, but also good public policy, and I am glad to have him back as we continue developing legislation that strengthens our infrastructure and makes America more competitive.”
 
“While the 113th Congress made progress on several critical federal transportation and infrastructure fronts, I am looking forward to working on behalf of Central Florida to build on these successes and pave the way for future growth and opportunity in our region.”

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