“Transportation issues are among the most critical that we face in Congress and as a nation. Our transportation infrastructure is the backbone that supports economic growth and global competitiveness. Working together in the 113th Congress, the Committee will focus on strengthening America’s transportation networks to make us more efficient, more competitive, and more prosperous.”

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November 28, 2012

Washington– Today, Congressman Bill Shuster was selected by the House Republican Conference to be the next Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Shuster made the following statement after the announcement of his selection:

“It is a great honor to be selected by my colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and I thank them for the confidence they have placed in me.”…

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Politico

November 28, 2012

Rep. Bill Shuster’s office announced his senior committee staff today shortly after he was officially elected today by House Republicans as T&I chairman of the next Congress. Current DOT CFO Christopher Bertram will return to the Hill as the committee’s chief of staff, while the current chief of staff to Shuster’s personal office, Steve Martinko, will serve as deputy committee chief of staff. Meanwhile, two T&I veterans will remain in key roles: Jennifer Hall will continue as the committee’s general counsel, and Jim Tymon will be Shuster’s senior advisor on the committee as well as staff director on the Highways and Transit panel. “Over the next month I will be welcoming additional committee staff to round out this excellent team. I look forward to hitting the ground running as the 113th Congress begins,” Shuster said in a statement.