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Shuster shuffles T&I Committee staff

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.)
Photo – Shuster's website


U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced last week that Denny Wirtz has been appointed staff director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.

Wirtz has served as Shuster's legislative director since 2015, after joining the T&I Committee's staff when the congressman became chairman in January 2013, according to a committee press release.

Prior to joining the committee staff, Wirtz served as an international trade specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Office of China and Mongolia.

In other staff appointments, Shuster announced that Johanna Hardy will become staff director of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management; Ian Bennitt, staff director of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment; and Collin McCune, director of Coalitions and Outreach.

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