Yesterday, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced his intent to seek the chairmanship of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
In a letter distributed to his Republican colleagues, Shuster said he has demonstrated "inclusive leadership and a strong record of accomplishments" during his 11 years on the committee and eight years as chairman or ranking member of two of its key subcommittees.
"Transportation is essential to our economy and our future. I am focused on continuing to work together to promote competitiveness and economic growth, reform programs, focus our resources where they are needed most and better manage our federal assets," Shuster's letter states.
Currently, Shuster is chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. He previously chaired the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
As committee chairman, Shuster would succeed Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who has reached his term limit.
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