More on Transportation and Infrastructure
“‘Marysville Forward’ is a historic investment in our community’s future. By refurbishing downtown with new roads, sidewalks, trees, crosswalks, and more, the project will attract customers to local businesses and lay the foundation for economic growth. Drivers traveling along Highways 20 and 70 will experience a smoother and safer ride. This project also put more than 200 people and a dozen companies to work in our area, providing a boost to the local economy. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day a reality.”
Ranking Member Garamendi: Maritime Administration Title XI Loan Guarantee Energizes Shipbuilding Projects and Creates Hundreds of California Jobs
"This cost-effective approach to help massive shipbuilding projects get off the ground is a win for American taxpayers, businesses, and workers. I am excited that the project will create solid middle-class jobs in California," Garamendi said.
The hearing focused attention on H.R. 5270, the bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act or GAS Act, which would promote the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S.-flag vessels. Witnesses at the hearing voiced support for the legislation and efforts to increase the use of U.S. flag ships in the foreign trade.
Congressman Garamendi Introduces Bill Prohibiting Federal Funds for BDCP with Reps. McNerney and Bera
“California’s woefully inadequate water infrastructure definitely needs more federal investment, but the twin tunnels are a boondoggle and poor use of taxpayer dollars. Instead of reigniting the California water war, let’s build consensus and invest in the priorities that create more reliable water for the entire state. We can increase supply without destroying the Delta or undermining water rights.”
The Growing American Shipping Act strengthens the U.S. maritime industry. The Subcommittee’s Chairman, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA-50), joined the legislation as an original cosponsor.
Congressman Garamendi Argues BDCP’s Twin Tunnels Project Fails to Include Full Range of Better Alternatives as Required by State & Federal Law in Public Comments for Environmental Report
“If we are going to reduce reliance on the Delta, a conveyance facility is not the first place we should start in developing a reliable water system; it is the last,” Garamendi argued.
Congressman Garamendi Congratulates Yuba, Sutter & Glenn Counties on Economic Development & Transportation Grants
The transportation grants will provide for important upgrades for Yuba and Sutter airport facilities, making them safer, more convenient, and more efficient. The economic development grants will help the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation will help the agency develop a comprehensive strategy to bring private capital and jobs to the region. They will also help Glenn, Butte, and Tehama counties bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap that will diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
“This bipartisan legislation will keep our transportation system running, our businesses open, and American workers on the job. It earned my support because it defuses an immediate crisis of a transportation shutdown and gives us time to work on a needed multiyear transportation bill."
“This commonsense bipartisan legislation would enable us to better protect our communities and land from the dangerous spread of wildfires. The historic drought in the West has turned California into a tinderbox. While these are both natural disasters, they are both within our control to effectively manage.”
Garamendi Supports Immediate Action to Improve Safety of Crude Oil Shipped by Rail in Letter to Secretary of Transportation Foxx
In today’s letter, the members wrote, “Should spills or explosions occur, as we have seen over the last year, the consequences could be disastrous, costing lives, damaging property, and harming the environment. While we are pleased with the many actions that DOT has taken thus far and we believe that your agency is making steady progress, we must still emphasize the utmost importance of demonstrated compliance with federal regulations by the railroad and petroleum industries. We believe there must be accountability and comprehensive oversight, as well as adherence to the most stringent of standards.”