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UPDATE: Senate and House Announce Transportation Bill Conferees
On Tuesday, he Senate released the names of the lawmakers from that chamber who will sit on the conference committee for the transportation authorization bill. The committee, made of up Senators and Representatives from both parties, will have to negotiate the differences between the Senate's MAP-21 and the modified extension of the current transportation authorization, SAFETEA-LU, passed by the House last Wednesday.
UPDATE: On Wednesday April 25, the House named its conferees.
America Bikes has listed the names of all of the conferees along with a link to more information about their records on bicycle and pedestrian issues:
Barbara Boxer (California)
Max Baucus (Montana)
Jay Rockefeller (West Virginia)
Dick Durbin (Illinois)
Tim Johnson (South Dakota)
Chuck Schumer (New York)
Bill Nelson (Florida)
Robert Menendez (New Jersey)
There are no big surprises on this list.
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Republicans
John Mica (FL-7)
Don Young (AK-AL)
John Duncan (TN-2)
Bill Shuster (PA-9)
Shelley Moore Capito (WV-2)
Rick Crawford (AR-1)
Jaime Herrera-Beutler (WA-3)
Larry Bucshon (IN-8)
Richard Hanna (NY-24)
Steve Southerland (FL-2)
James Lankford (OK-5)
Reid Ribble (WI-8)
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Democrats
Here are the Representatives from other committees.
Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans
Energy & Commerce Committee Democrat
Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Natural Resources Committee Republicans
Natural Resources Committee Democrat
Ed Markey (MA-7)
Science Committee Republicans
Science Committee Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Ways & Means Committee Republicans
Ways & Means Committee Democrat
Earl Blumenauer (OR-3)
The House list appears to be fairly balanced between Representatives who have been with us in the past and those less favorable. It certainly could have been worse.