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

Jun 25, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2020.
Jun 19, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after holding a press conference at the United States Capitol for “Modernize the Truck Fleet Week.” LaMalfa highlighted his legislation, H.R. 2381, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019, which repeals the 100-year-old federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks.
Apr 30, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 2381, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019. This bill repeals the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks that was created in 1917 to help pay for World War I. When it was introduced, the FET was 3%, but has increased to 12% today. The revenue generated through the FET tax goes into the Highway Trust Fund but is unreliable since truck sales are inconsistent year-to-year.
Mar 7, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved $205 million in federal funds to reimburse costs for the Oroville Dam spillway repairs, but deemed $306 million in spillway reconstruction as not eligible for federal reimbursement.
Mar 6, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 1515, the High-Speed Refund Act. This legislation requires that any discretionary grant funds provided by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for high-speed rail (HSR) development in California be reimbursed to the Federal Government. The funds will then be used to significantly increase spending on important freight and highway projects.
Feb 12, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced $2,774,912.00 in grant funding to be awarded to the California Department of Transportation for repair of roads damaged as a result of the Oroville Dam spillway incident.
Sep 27, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act, a 5-year bill to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), provide long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community, increase investment in airports across the country, improve America’s competitiveness in the global aviation sector, strengthen passenger protections, and ensure the safety of the traveling public. Congressman LaMalfa serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees the FAA as well as all airports in the United States.
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. This bipartisan legislation was first passed by the House in June and the final version will now be sent to the Senate for final consideration.
Sep 10, 2018 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after United Airlines announced a new, nonstop flight from Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be commencing March 8, 2019. Congressman LaMalfa serves on the Aviation Subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees all airports in the United States.
Aug 9, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after attending a Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads Oversight Field Hearing on California High-Speed Rail – with a focus on the 2018 Business Plan and potential $100 billion cost.

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