Transportation

Transportation

Our nation’s transportation network underpins almost every economic interaction in the United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System was visionary when it was built, but Congress has allowed it to dim in recent years.

As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am constantly looking at new solutions for funding our nation’s roads, bridges and highways – without regressive policies, like the gas tax, which hurt rural and poor Americans most.

In addition, I have consistently worked with my Republican and Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives to reduce overregulation and red tape. In Northern California, rebuilding our roads will not just be focused on getting more dollars into our road system – it will be about making each and every dollar go further.

For more information concerning my work and views on Transportation issues, please contact me.

 

More on Transportation

Sep 20, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee rejected his amendment to cut $10 billion of funding for high-speed rail programs, such as the California High Speed Rail Project.

Jul 23, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation announced a $750,000 grant to the City of Redding to support new air service between Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) and Denver International Airport (DEN) through the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP).

Jun 29, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) presented amendments to the House Democrats Transportation package that would have significantly streamlined infrastructure projects, reducing costs and delivering projects with fewer delays. The reforms would have created a pilot program to eliminate duplicative environmental reports and allowed California projects to simply follow the CEQA process instead of doing both CEQA and NEPA.

Jun 14, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Rich vale) released the following statement after the Biden administration announced it will return nearly $1 billion in federal funds to the boondoggle California High-Speed Rail (CAHSR) project. This funding was cancelled in 2019 by the Trump Administration because it repeatedly failed to comply with its grant agreement and had failed to make reasonable progress on the project.
 

Mar 31, 2021 Press Release

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statement after joining a White House briefing announcing details of the Biden Administration’s transportation proposal.

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) recently announced three grants totaling $3,538,721 from the Federal Aviation Administration for Dunsmuir Municipal-Mott, Red Bluff Municipal, and Rogers Field in Chester. These funds were made available by H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Support (CARES) Act which he supported earlier this year.
Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against final passage of H.R. 2, the House Democrats’ partisan $1.5 trillion Infrastructure plan. After passing a nearly $500 billion infrastructure bill out of committee in mid-June, House Democrats have tacked on over $1 trillion in additional spending with no plan to pay for it.
Jun 26, 2020 Press Release
(Placer County, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced the Federal Transit Administration is awarding Placer County $6,342,693 in Urbanized Area Formula Funds. Funding will be provided at a 100 percent federal share, with no local match required, and will be available to support operating, capital, and other expenses incurred beginning January 20, 2020 as a result of COVID-19. This grant was issued after the House passed the CARES Act on March 27th, 2020 with Congressman LaMalfa’s support.
Jun 23, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) supports the trucking industry’s call to suspend the federal excise tax (FET). The FET was created in 1917 to help pay for World War I. When it was introduced, the FET was 3%, but has quadrupled to 12% today. Given the nature of recent economic hardships caused by the coronavirus, suspending the FET would stimulate heavy-duty truck and trailer sales.
Jun 18, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Majority’s partisan $494 billion INVEST in America Act out of committee without his support. This legislation would enact a 62% increase on funding levels for infrastructure but fails to include any “pay-fors” or address the Highway Trust Fund going dry. Additionally, the INVEST in America Act prioritizes extreme environmental policy priorities, while ignoring the infrastructure needs of rural America.

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