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

Feb 19, 2020 Press Release
(Chico, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) released the following statement after helping secure $500,000 for Chico from the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP), allowing for Chico Municipal Airport (CMA) to partner with an airline to create a route to Los Angeles (LAX). In 2018, LaMalfa sponsored and amendment to the FAA reauthorization removing a longstanding prohibition that kept Chico Airport from receiving commercial air grants. The work was part of a year’s long effort with Jet Chico to return commercial air service to the Chico Municipal Airport.
Jan 29, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after House Democrats outlined a $760 billion infrastructure plan.
Oct 9, 2019 Press Release
(Chico, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao announced the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) initiative. This new initiative will help address infrastructure needs and improve economic competitiveness in rural America.
Sep 24, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $882,356.00 in federal grant funding to two Northern California airports.
Sep 19, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revoked a waiver from the Clean Air Act of 1970, which allowed California to establish its own emissions standards.
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.

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