Congressional Freight Caucus
The Congressional Freight Caucus was created to recognize the difficulties that our transportation industry face while transporting goods across America.
Ensuring that we have a strong freight infrastructure is critical to maintaining the free flow of goods and people and protecting America’s prominence in the global economy. This issue is especially important to Washington State, where freight systems support 1.5 million jobs and produce $129 billion in annual revenue.
However, the reality is that U.S. freight volumes are estimated to grow by 45 percent by the year 2045 and we do not currently have the capacity to accommodate this growth. We must adequately prepare for increasing cargo volumes by making the necessary investments now to keep our industries competitive, our economy growing, and our roads safe. I am hopeful that this caucus can bring together Members from all regions and all sides of the aisle to discuss actionable policy solutions to strengthen America’s freight transportation system.
Who belongs to the caucus?
- Dave Reichert (R-WA) – Co-Chair
- Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) – Co-Chair
- Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
- Ron Kind (D-WI)
- Richard Nolan (D-MN)
- Adam Smith (D-WA)
- Jim Costa (D-CA)
- Robert Dold (R-IL)