Transportation and Infrastructure Round Table Coming Up in Houston

I will be joining U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and other Members of Congress from Texas at a 9:00am for roundtable meeting at Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative Building (BRC) 10th Floor Conference Room (Room 1003) in Houston Tuesday, March 10th, with job creators and transportation stakeholders to discuss Houston’s, Texas’, and the country’s infrastructure, and its importance to remaining economically competitive in the 21st century.

The roundtable will examine such issues as the national freight network and the area’s role in that network; the federal role in ensuring a cohesive, efficient, national transportation network; and how the federal government can improve and streamline infrastructure programs to help ensure the transportation network meets the needs of businesses. The Transportation Committee continues to develop legislation to fund highway, bridge, and transit improvements; a bill to modernize the U.S. aviation system; and other infrastructure initiatives for Congressional action later this year.

Texas Members of Congress currently scheduled to participate in the roundtable include U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), U.S. Rep. Gene Green (TX-29), and U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-8) and myself (TX-27). Congressman Babin and I also serve on the Transportation Committee with Chairman Shuster. Joining us for the discussion will be representatives of Kirby Corporation, Kinder Morgan, Walmart, the Port of Houston, and BNSF Railway. Rice University President David Leebron will welcome participants to open Tuesday’s roundtable.


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