By Office of Congressman Aaron Bean
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Aaron Bean released the following statement after being selected to serve on the Subcommittee on Aviation, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
“I am honored to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee under the leadership of Chairman Sam Graves,” said Congressman Aaron Bean (R-FL). “Northeast Florida is America’s Logistics Center. We are home to an international airport system, two deep-water ports, three major highways, and the intersection of major railroad routes. I look forward to serving on these important subcommittees to deliver real results for our region.”
“I am excited to welcome Congressman Bean to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO). “I am confident he will be a valuable member of our Committee as we work to develop solutions to improve our infrastructure, strengthen transportation programs, and help alleviate ongoing energy and supply chain problems on behalf of the American people.”
Subcommittee on Aviation
The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, commerce, and international issues. All programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), except for research activities, are within the purview of the Subcommittee.
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation conducts oversight of the United States Coast Guard, the Service responsible for enforcing the Nation’s laws on waters under U.S. jurisdiction and on the high seas. The Coast Guard’s many missions include search and rescue, illegal drug and migrant interdiction, oil spill prevention and response, maritime safety and security, maintaining aids to navigation, icebreaking, and enforcement of U.S. fisheries and marine pollution laws. The Subcommittee also has jurisdiction over regulation of ocean shipping and the merchant marine, except as it relates to national security.
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit has responsibility for the development of national surface transportation policy, including policies related to the construction and improvement of highway and transit facilities, of safety and research programs, and regulation of commercial motor vehicle operations. Within this scope of responsibilities, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over many U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) programs and modal administrations.