Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV issued the following statement today announcing Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) as chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) as chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion.
"Senator Warner knows first-hand the importance of making investments in our transportation system and how they fuel our economic engine. He brings unique ideas and experience to this position, and a staunch commitment to rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and expanding all modes of transportation. Senator Warner's leadership is exactly what we need to break the logjam in Congress over the tough decisions around infrastructure investments. I look forward to partnering with Senator Warner and getting this important work done.
"Senator Blumenthal is one of our loudest voices when it comes to championing the nation's manufacturing sector. He is always striving to make sure it remains competitive for future generations, never wavering from his fight so that Americans are competing on a level playing field and at the forefront of global innovation. And I know that Senator Blumenthal shares with me a deep commitment to our middle class workforce. I am glad to have Senator Blumenthal help lead our efforts to strengthen existing manufacturing jobs and create new opportunities that will support the backbone of our nation."