January 23, 2019

Duckworth Will Serve As Top Democrat on Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety


[WASHINGTON, DC] — Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced that she will serve as the top Democrat on the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety for the next two years in the 116th Congress.

“I am excited to work with Chairwoman Fischer and members on both sides of the aisle to promote the highest levels of safety across our nation’s transportation systems and make much-needed investments in our nation’s infrastructure that strengthen our economy and create jobs,” said Duckworth. “Above all, I will continue to be a strong voice for Illinois families and businesses that depend on efficient and reliable infrastructure throughout our state.”

The Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety has jurisdiction over America’s freight and passenger network and pipeline safety. It has oversight of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Senator Duckworth is also a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works with jurisdiction over highway bridge and water infrastructure issues and environmental laws. She recently joined the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), which oversees the Department of Defense and the United States Armed Services and has jurisdiction over the nation’s common defense, military operations, servicemember pay and retirement, military family benefits and the selective service system. She is also on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.