Statement of Transportation Secretary Anthony R. Foxx Regarding the Passing of Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar
"Chairman Jim Oberstar's passion for sound transportation policy spanned decades, first as a staffperson and eventually as Chairman of the Congressional Committee that writes and oversees our Federal transportation laws.
"He was a tireless advocate for safety, consumer protections, and robust Federal investment so that the American public could continue to enjoy the best transportation system in the world.
"His personal imprint on our national transportation policies across all modes cannot be overstated. His principles and his legislative accomplishments continue to guide the work of the U.S. Department of Transportation each and every day."