Rep. Burchett appointed to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2021) – Today, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee announced its membership for the 117th Congress. U.S Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) was among the Republican members assigned to the committee. Regarding his new position, Rep. Burchett said it gives him an influential seat at the table when it comes to fighting for East Tennessee’s transportation and infrastructure needs.
“Interstates 40 and 75, as well as our airports and railways, are drivers of commerce and tourism, while the Tennessee Valley Authority utilizes the powerful Tennessee River system to meet the energy needs of the southeast,” Rep. Burchett said. “I’m excited to strengthen these assets that are important to the regional economy and explore conservative transportation policies in my new role on the committee. I am honored House Republican leadership placed me on this influential committee for my second term in Congress.”
“Congressman Burchett will promote responsible federal solutions to the most pressing problems facing America’s transportation and infrastructure network, and he brings a proven track record of standing up against wasteful policy proposals,” House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves said. “He will make a valuable Republican addition to our committee, and I am looking forward to working with him.”
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee controls federal policy over road, water, rail and air transportation. The committee also works on policy related to water infrastructure, America’s emergency preparedness and response, federal buildings, federal economic development agencies, and the U.S. Coast Guard