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Transportation and Infrastructure

I recently became Ranking Member of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees federal transportation and housing funding. These are vitally important issues in the Fourth District and throughout North Carolina. Our highways and railroads are crumbling and overcrowded, and affordable housing is all too scarce in our communities. I believe that since the House flipped in 2011, the policies of the Republican majority have left these programs chronically underfunded.

First and foremost, we must maintain our roads, highways and interstates, and bridges, which are critical to our economic prosperity as well as our quality of life. But new and widened roads alone cannot solve the traffic congestion and other problems that have become a part of daily life for many Fourth District residents. I am a strong supporter of "smart growth" development, which emphasizes greater coordination of housing, public transportation, and economic development plans at the local level, as well as an advocate for a "complete streets" policy that improves transportation options for all users – including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, older persons, individuals with disabilities, and motorists. I have worked with local leaders to advance a plan for expanded bus and regional rail, and have also helped lead the fight in Congress to expand and improve high-speed rail in critical corridors, including the Southeast. We simply must develop a true multi-modal transportation strategy in order to keep pace with our community's needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More on Transportation and Infrastructure

May 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 14, 2019) – On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released a statement announcing that Raleigh-Durham International Airport will receive $10 million to rehabilitate its taxiway through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). 

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding House passage of a disaster relief bill that will provide $12 billion for communities struggling to rebuild from recent natural disasters. Rep.

January 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Chair-designate for the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, brought to the floor an appropriations bill to responsibly fund the Department of Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

December 6, 2018 Press Release

RALEIGH, N.C.  (Dec. 6, 2018) – On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that three North Carolina projects have been awarded federal BUILD grants totaling more than $60 million.

May 24, 2018 Speeches

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (May 23, 2018) – Today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following opening remarks at the full committee markup of the FY2019 Appropriations Bill.

Remarks as prepared

May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (May 16, 2018) – Today, May 16, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following opening remarks at the markup of the FY2019 Appropriations Bill.

            Remarks as prepared.

April 26, 2018 Press Release

RALEIGH, NC  (Apr. 26, 2018) – Today, Thursday, April 26, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) announced that NC State University would receive $1,899,033 from the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $20 million effort to advance early-stage power electronics technologies. These innovations are critical to address solar photovoltaic (PV) reliability challenges, as well as to drive down the cost of installing and maintaining a PV solar system. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Rep.

April 13, 2018 Speeches

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Apr. 13, 2018) – Yesterday, April 12, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) delivered the following remarks at the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee (THUD) hearing with Secretary Elaine Chao of the Department of Transportation (DOT).  Rep.

April 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (April 5, 2018) – On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement regarding news that North Carolina would receive $168 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

March 20, 2018 Speeches

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Mar. 20, 2018) – Congressman David Price (D-NC) will deliver the following remarks at the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee (THUD) hearing with Secretary Ben Carson of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Rep. Price intends to ask Secretary Carson several questions about recent ethical lapses at the Department, gentrification in communities, and critical HUD programs that promote affordable housing and community development.  Rep.