Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Holds THUD Appropriations Hearing on Impact of Irma on Highways and Bridges

Nov 30, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief, with FHWA Deputy Administrator Brandye Hendrickson and FHWA Executive Director Walter Waidelich serving as witnesses.

“I was glad to welcome Ms. Hendrickson and Mr. Waidelich to discuss FHWA’s additional funding request for hurricane recovery efforts. Many roads and bridges were damaged during the 2017 Hurricane season, and we must rebuild and repair them in a timely manner. Ensuring safe and efficient infrastructure is one of my top priorities as Chairman of this Subcommittee. I'll continue to work with FHWA leaders and my congressional colleagues to provide the necessary resources to our communities so they can fully recover from these natural disasters.”

Congressman Diaz-Balart has hosted a series of informational briefings for Appropriations members on the numerous programs within the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Included in this series was a briefing on FHWA Emergency Relief, and how critical these programs are to the recovery process.

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