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2014-05-04 12:20:23

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and its members sadly mourn the passing of former House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James L. "Jim" Oberstar (D-Minn.), who died yesterday at his home in Potomac, Md. He was 79. ATSSA President and CEO Roger Wentz stated, "As a stalwart champion of America's roadway safety infrastructure, the nation has lost an ardent transportation leader,...

2014-05-03 20:20:31

CHICAGO, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Smisek issued the following statement today concerning the news of the death of former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. "Congressman Jim Oberstar was a leader when it came to transportation. He spent his entire career dedicated to strengthening our nation's transportation systems and basic infrastructure. His was a trusted voice when it came to aviation. He advocated for the United States aviation...

2014-05-03 16:20:22

ATLANTA, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) CEO Richard Anderson released the following statement today following the news that former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar had passed away. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090202/DELTALOGO "Jim was a wise and trusted friend for more than 25 years. He understood our nation's need for strong and sustainable infrastructure, and his unique expertise in aviation left an indelible mark on the airline industry. Jim's track...

2011-06-13 08:45:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GTT -- a worldwide leader in emergency vehicle preemption (EVP) and transit signal priority (TSP) systems -- today announced the appointment of Jim Oberstar, as Senior Strategic Advisor. During his 36-year tenure serving Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim championed a wide range of initiatives to improve transportation safety. His efforts culminated in his appointment as Chairman for the House Committee on Transportation and...

2010-10-29 08:00:00

50 Percent of Student Body Regularly Travels to School on Foot or Bicycle CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As over 3,500 Walk to School Month celebrations come to an end this October, many communities across the country are considering establishing programs to encourage safe walking and bicycling to school on their campuses. Why not take a few tips from the playbook of one of the nation's top programs? The National Center for Safe Routes to School announces Alpine...

2010-07-30 15:27:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in support of two pieces of legislation in response to the disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The two bills on the floor are the: Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act (CLEAR Act) http://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/legislation?id=0399 and the Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act http://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/legislation?id=0400. Below are...

2010-04-28 10:00:00

78 Members of Congress Lend Their Voices to Growing Momentum to Fight Pollution and Poverty as Critical May 5th Congressional Hearing Approaches WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today earned immediate praise from an unprecedented national coalition of more than 100 environmental, public health, labor, and community groups for a letter he sent to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar (D-MN) and Ranking Member...

2010-03-17 17:08:00

What Backroom Deal Did Speaker Pelosi and President Obama Offer? WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today and yesterday three self-proclaimed pro-lifers, U.S. Reps. Tom Perriello (D-VA.), Dale Kildee (D-MI) and Jim Oberstar (D-MI), all declared support for the Senate health care bill, despite its provisions that would both directly fund abortion and subsidize health plans that include elective abortion. The Senate bill bypasses the Hyde amendment, which has been renewed...

2010-03-10 15:50:00

Aggressive Action Taken by Union Safeguards Benefits WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today expressed thanks to H.R. 4786 sponsor Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), as well as Representative Jim Oberstar (D-MN), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Representative Howard Coble (R-NC), on behalf of the Committee's ranking member, Representative John Mica (R-FL), for ensuring that the pay and...

2009-10-28 11:53:00

Idled by Recession, Bulldozers Caravan to Washington Urging Congress to Act Now on a Highway Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large caravan of bulldozers and other construction equipment displaying huge banners paraded through the streets of Washington today to send a message to lawmakers that they must act now to stop the job bleeding in the construction equipment industry. Start Us Up USA! campaign organizers, joined by House Transportation & Infrastructure...


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