Committees & Caucuses
About The Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation. The Committee’s broad oversight portfolio includes many federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others.
About The Veterans Affairs Committee
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is the authorizing committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The committee is responsible for recommending legislation expanding, curtailing, or fine-tuning existing laws relating to veterans' benefits. The Committee also has oversight responsibility, which means monitoring and evaluating the operations of the VA. If the Committee finds that VA is not administering laws as Congress intended, then it is addressed through the hearing process and legislation. This Committee is the voice of Congress for veterans in dealings with the VA.
About The Foreign Affairs Committee
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs considers legislation that impacts the diplomatic community, which includes the Department of State, the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act.
I serve on the following subcommittees:
Water Resources & Environment, Vice Chairman
Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation
Economic Development, Public Buildings, & Emergency Management
Middle East & North Africa
Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade
Congressional Caucuses are formed by Members to provide a forum to discuss issues and advance legislative priorities. Here is a list of the caucuses I am involved with:
- Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
- Everglades Caucus
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus
- Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism
- 115th Class Caucus
- Congressional Estuary Caucus
- Arthritis Caucus
- Diabetes Caucus
- Congressional Coast Guard Caucus
- Rare Disease Caucus