U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX) announced his subcommittee assignments Tuesday for the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure for the 113th Congress.

In addition to serving on the House Committee on the Budget, Williams will serve as a member of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, Highways and Transit, and Aviation subcommittees.

“These committee assignments give me a great opportunity to represent the people of Texas’ 25th Congressional District. Businesses and families across the country are flocking to the business-friendly Lone Star State, and I look forward to strengthening our transportation infrastructure – one of the backbones of the Texas economy.”

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee currently has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, roads, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our nation infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the economic development of depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, activities of the Army Corps of Engineers and the various missions of the Coast Guard.

Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) said, “Congressman Roger Williams is a great addition to the Committee as a strong conservative voice. I look forward to working with him and the other committee members to strengthen America’s transportation networks to make us more efficient, more competitive, and more prosperous.”