Congressman Denham Named Rail Subcommittee Chair

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was today named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.

“I am honored to have been selected to chair the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials in the 113th Congress,” Denham said. “Rail transportation is the backbone of America’s economy, and I look forward to the opportunity to look for more cost-effective and innovative approaches to passenger and freight rail service in order to generate American jobs and promote economic development.”

“Jeff Denham has proven himself to be a strong leader on transportation issues and I look forward to working with him closely as we tackle our nation’s pressing transportation challenges,” Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) said. “His leadership will aid the Committee in pursuing an aggressive agenda focused on strengthening and improving America’s rail transportation system and increasing efficiency and accountability.”