Lipinski Named Co-Chair of Gov.-Elect Pritzker's Infrastructure Committee (December 4, 2018)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has been appointed co-chair of a gubernatorial transition committee created to advise incoming Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker and Lt. Governor-elect Juliana Stratton on state infrastructure issues.

Congressman Lipinski is being joined by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Congressman-elect Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, state Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago), and state Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) in leading the 45-member Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee.  Lipinski – who is chairing the Transportation, Rail, Marine, Air, and Intermodal Infrastructure Subcommittee – helped lead the discussion this morning at the committee’s first meeting.

“I’m honored to have been chosen by Gov.-elect Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-elect Stratton to co-chair this team of experts who will make sure that the new administration is able to hit the ground running on day one,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “Illinois faces many challenges when it comes to infrastructure, and we will work together to find opportunities to make substantial progress.  I believe Illinois can gain significantly from a new federal infrastructure bill that we are discussing in the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Combined with a state capital bill and the commitment of Gov.-elect Pritzker and Lt. Gov.-elect Stratton, we are taking steps toward impressive growth and expanded opportunty.”

Congressman Lipinski is the most senior member from Illinois on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on three subcommittees: Aviation; Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; and Highways and Transit.  Over the past few years, he has authored important provisions in bills covering all aspects of transportation, including the long-term federal funding bill to fix roads and public transit, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, and the most recent Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization.  His position has enabled him to bring back hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to improve infrastructure in the state.