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Rep. Thomas Kean, Jr. (Photo: Office of Rep. Tom Kean).

Kean gets the committee he wanted: Transportation & Infrastructure

By David Wildstein, January 17 2023 3:19 pm

Freshman Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) has been assigned a seat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, his first choice of assignments.

“Improving our nation’s infrastructure is vital to growing our economy, strengthening our supply chains, ensuring American energy dominance, improving commuters’ quality of life, and finding solutions to make the day-to-day lives of our constituents better,” Kean said.  “Hardworking taxpayers need to know that their dollars spent on these objectives are done so responsibly and that they are seeing real results from the investments being made.”

Kean had stressed transportation issues in his campaign against two-term Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) last fall.   Malinowski had also served on the transportation panel and touted the groundbreaking of the Portal Bridge project in his re-election campaign.

Kean said his priorities in the 118th congress include “the Gateway project, flood control initiatives, expanding broadband access and ensuring the FAA keeps air travel safe around-the-clock.”

“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the important agenda we have before us and am honored to serve on this committee, which has a strong history of bipartisan work, on behalf of New Jersey families,” he said.

In a statement, House Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Sam Graves welcomed Kean to the committee.

“I am confident he will be a valuable member of our Committee as we work to develop solutions to improve our infrastructure, strengthen transportation programs, and help alleviate ongoing energy and supply chain problems on behalf of the American people,” Graves said.

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