Rep. Peltola secures placement of influential committee on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Washington, DC (KINY) – The leadership recently appointed Rep. Mary Sattler Peltola to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for her first full term in Congress.

Membership in the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is highly sought after, as this Committee has jurisdiction over major infrastructure projects throughout the country. He also oversees major federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the US Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Association, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Membership on this committee was competitive, with many Democratic candidates for this position, and the Democratic seats on the T&I Committee were reduced by two members. Yet Rep. Peltola effectively made the case why an Alaskan voice on the Committee would not only serve her Alaska constituency, but provide the necessary perspective for all Americans investing in building a 21st century economy.

Representative Peltola also looks forward to continuing to serve on the House Natural Resources Committee.

“I am delighted to receive the appointment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Rep. Peltola. “I would like to thank Anna Eshoo, Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Steering Committee for Region 2, as well as Ranking Member Rick Larsen, for their support. The work of this Committee is fundamental to the economic development of our state. Because Alaska depends on federal infrastructure dollars to support projects across the state, this position will allow my office to exert more influence over funding that is critical to growth in Alaska. I ran for Congress on a promise to build on the legacy of Rep. Don Young. Don chaired both the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Natural Resources Committee, so it seems like an appropriate first step. I look forward to bringing home real results, just like Don did.”

The remaining committee assignments in the House are expected to be finalized shortly.

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