Barbara Comstock (Republican – Virginia) introduced H.J. Res. 92 to grant Congressional Consent to amendments of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation Compact relating to the appointment and removal of members and alternates of the Board of Directors of the Washing Metropolitan Area Transit Authority by compact signatories.

BILL STATUS

The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on March 28, 2017 and referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. The bill was presented to the House floor on July 17, 2017 and was passed by a role call vote of 402-0.

BILL SUMMARY

Congress indicated that in title II of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act” (section 3026, Public Law 114-94) that the Secretary of Transportation was granted sole authority to appoint Federal Directors to the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and also required the signatory parties to the Compact to amend the Compact as necessary.

Congress also found that legislation enacted by the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia amends the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation Compact pursuant to the “FAST” Act.

Congress consents to the amendments proposed through this bill.

COSPONSORS

Donald S. Beyer (Democrat – Virginia)
Gerald Connolly (Democrat – Virginia)
Anthony G. Brown (Democrat – Maryland)
John K. Delaney (Democrat – Maryland)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (Democrat- DC)
Jamie Raskin (Democrat – Maryland)
Steny H. Hoyer (Democrat – Maryland)

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