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Shuster Becomes U.S. House T&I Committee Chairman

November 28, 2012 by · Comments Off on Shuster Becomes U.S. House T&I Committee Chairman
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Earlier, PHIA reported that PA Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Blair) was poised to become the next chairman of the influential U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I).  Today, the Republican majority made the move official and Shuster will become the chairman when Congress convenes its 113th Session in January.  To view a copy of the press release by Rep. Shuster’s office, click here.

Shuster was recently endorsed for the powerful committee post by the U.S. House Republican Steering Committee, a group of key GOP leaders.    Current House T&I Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) abandoned his pursuit of a waiver of House Republican term limit rules, under which he must step down from his leadership of the panel at the end of 2012.  House GOP leaders have been clear the only committee leadership waiver that will be made this year is for former vice-presidential candidate and current House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Read more