Payne, Jr. Appointed to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for 115th Congress

Jan 10, 2017 Issues: Infrastructure and Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced his appointment to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 115th Congress.

“I’m incredibly honored and excited to serve on this committee because it puts me in a position to advance our priorities of public safety and economic development,” said Congressman Payne, Jr. “The issues of transportation and infrastructure are of tremendous importance to my community, and I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to build a stronger and more prosperous future for the residents of my district.”

“House Democrats are committed to meeting the needs of the American people and creating good-paying jobs in all communities,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “With the tremendous diversity and drive, talent and tenacity, energy and expertise of House Democrats serving in the 115th Congress, we will stand our ground in committees and on the House Floor to ensure that our policies honor our commitments to American values and the American people.”

The 10th Congressional District of New Jersey, represented by Congressman Payne, Jr., is one of the most geographically compact districts in the nation, but it comprises major air, rail, sea, and highway infrastructure. In the post-9/11 world, the area around New Jersey Turnpike Exit 13A is widely regarded by homeland security officials as the “most dangerous two miles in America” because of the cluster of industrial and transportation infrastructure centered there.