WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced that U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will chair the Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety for the 116th Congress.

“I’m ready to continue my work to improve transportation and infrastructure throughout Nebraska and our nation. This is a panel that has a busy docket, great influence on many sectors of our economy, and a big impact on the daily lives of all Nebraskans. In this role, I’m committed to working to deliver wins for our state,” said Senator Deb Fischer.

“As chairman of this subcommittee for the past four years, Sen. Fischer has been an active leader in the committee’s work to set policy across nearly every federal transportation agency,” said Chairman Wicker. “I look forward to continuing to work with her as we begin to work to enhance safety and improve America’s infrastructure.”  

Long known as a leader on transportation issues, Senator Fischer served as chairman of the Surface Transportation Subcommittee for the past four years. In the Nebraska Legislature, Fischer chaired the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee for six years.

The Transportation and Safety Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes:

·        Safety of the traveling public

·        Reliability and efficiency of America’s freight and passenger transportation network

·        Oversight of federal agencies involving transportation research, rail, pipelines, intermodal, and commercial trucks and buses