WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today was named as Chair of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 117th Congress. Senator Cardin has been a member of the EPW Committee since arriving in the Senate in 2007. The Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee will be at the center of Senate action on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan for rebuilding America.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead the Senate’s Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure at this critical time for our country. Now that we have a functioning federal strategy in place to tackle COVID-19, we are in a stronger position to make the urgent infrastructure investments that will build a solid foundation for our recovery and for future generations. I look forward to working closely with Senator Cramer, as well as EPW Chair Tom Carper and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito on this important mission.
“Infrastructure is the literal heart of our country. Robust federal investments in transportation, water, schools, broadband, bridges, railroads and more will create jobs today and into the future. Specifically on transportation, we need to rebuild our roads, expand our transit systems and strengthen alternatives for connecting communities. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the infrastructure needs across our country, but we can ensure that every taxpayer dollar furthers our goals of opportunity, equity, environmental sustainability and safety.”
Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) will serve as the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. Senator Cardin also will serve on the Clean Air, Climate and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee and the Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subcommittee.