PRESS RELEASE

Capuano Named Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials

January 22, 2015

Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) was named Ranking Member on the House Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. This subcommittee oversees all aspects of rail operations such as safety, infrastructure and economic issues. It has jurisdiction over the agencies that oversee rail operations, including the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Subcommittee oversight includes Amtrak, rail safety, infrastructure and high speed travel. It also has jurisdiction over pipeline transportation issues and the transport of hazardous materials.

“I am very much looking forward to serving as Ranking Member on this subcommittee, which delves into all aspects of railroad operations, including issues directly impacting passengers. Pipeline oversight and the safe handling of hazardous materials are also important components of the subcommittee’s responsibilities,” stated Rep Mike Capuano.

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Contact: Alison Mills (Rep. Capuano) 617-621-6208