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Presiding over a hearing of the House subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials on Sept. 13, Rep. Jeff Denham took a moment to send off the subpanel’s outgoing ranking member, Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.). Removing his jacket to reveal a white, short-sleeve business shirt — Capuano’s trademark look — Denham (R-Calif.) quipped that he had learned to appreciate the “cooling effect” of the wardrobe choice, a gentle jibe that elicited laughter from committee members. Presiding over a Highways and Transit Subcommittee hearing a week earlier, Rep.
Aeronautical Repair Station Association Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein released the following statement in the wake of Senate passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 302 as amended) on Oct. 3 by a vote of 93 to 6. The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House on Sep. 26, now heads to the president’s desk and is expected to be signed into law before the FAA’s authorization lapses on Oct. 7. The FAA bill includes a new Department of Transportation-administered grant program (Sec.
The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant safety priorities including forever banning knives on planes, no voice calls on planes, and extending the smoking ban to e-cigarettes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence (MI-14) and Rep. Quigley (IL-05) introduced the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act which helps ensure our children have access to safe drinking water. The bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a lead contamination testing program for schools and create a grant program to help school districts conduct lead testing and assist with remediation efforts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), joined by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08) and Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), sent a letter to the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations Conferees to urge robust funding for safe drinking water programs. Originally authorized in the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act), these programs would help remove lead and harmful contaminants in drinking water.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lawrence announces a $9.5 million grant award for the city of Detroit through the Fiscal Year 2018 Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
FAVORITE VIDEO: Autonomous technology talk, courtesy of Motor City’s Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.). https://youtu.be/jY-63sV3Kaw
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a statement on the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) drinking water shutoff:
On August 29th, superintendent Nikolai Vitti chose to shut the drinking water off to the entire Detroit Public Schools Community District after 16 schools tested positive for elevated levels of lead and copper.
The small role Congress currently plays in policy for autonomous vehicle technology could eventually slow, or impede, progress for states and firms testing such systems, a key House transportation authorizer warned on Sept. 5. “All the technology is ready. And every state is trying to implement their own plan, and then we are actually hindering the real success of innovation if we don’t have a national plan,” Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) said during a hearing of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee to examine technology innovations in surface transportation.