Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) was selected to sit on three subcommittees of the prominent House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
"I am honored to have been selected to serve on these important subcommittees. I look forward to working with my colleagues to build new and improve existing highway and transit infrastructure to create good paying construction jobs in our communities," said Congresswoman Hahn. "It's my hope that we continue to fund more projects such as the Gerald Desmond Bridge project which brought jobs to the LA community and provided a more modernized efficient movement of goods."
"When our ports are strong our country is strong. Ports are critical to growing our economy and strengthening our national security. In fact, U.S. ports are already responsible for more than 13.3 million American jobs. One of my central priorities is to ensure once and for all what is collected for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund is spent on its true purpose for ports," Hahn added. "I am delighted to be working with a chairman that recognizes the opportunities and challenges presented by our ports."
In discussing the committee's priorities during the first official meeting, Chairman Shuster acknowledged Congresswoman Hahn's commitment to the vital role ports play in creating jobs and expanding economic opportunities.
A ten year veteran of transportation issues from her time on the Los Angeles City Council, Congresswoman Hahn is also the founder of the bi-partisan Congressional PORTS Caucus, working to educate policy makers in Congress on the importance of ports to the nation's economic and national security.