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It’s Official: Bill Shuster Named Transportation Committee Chair

Posted By Tanya Snyder On November 28, 2012 @ 3:16 pm In Bill Shuster | 1 Comment


Meet your new T&I chair. Photo: Daily American [2]

Republicans met today to choose committee chairs, and Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been placed at the head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The former chair, John Mica, dropped his request [3] yesterday to stay on as chair despite term limits.

You can read all about Shuster’s record on rail [4] and bike/ped issues [5] in these recent posts.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) highlighted Shuster’s right-wing cred in his statement [6] on the selection: “In Bill Shuster, House Republicans have selected a strong conservative leader with a record of reform and a proven commitment to strengthening our nation’s infrastructure.”

Shuster himself just thanked his colleagues for the honor.

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[1] Image: http://usa.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2012/11/shuster-daily.jpg

[2] Daily American: http://articles.dailyamerican.com/2011-04-19/news/29449643_1_shuster-debt-ceiling-spending

[3] dropped his request: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2012/11/27/mica-drops-chairmanship-bid-endorses-shuster/

[4] rail: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2012/11/14/what-kind-of-leadership-would-bill-shuster-bring-to-the-transpo-committee/

[5] bike/ped issues: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2012/11/15/will-the-next-transpo-chair-continue-attacks-on-bikeped-funding/

[6] in his statement: http://shuster.houseenews.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100096948.1139.347&gen=1

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