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Rosters set for House transportation committee, railroad subcommittee


Yesterday, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced the chairmen, vice chairmen and Republican members of the committee’s six subcommittees for the 112th Congress.

The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials will be chaired by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.); Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) will serve as vice chair. The subcommittee’s Republican members include Gary Miller (Calif.), Sam Graves (Mo.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Jean Schmidt (Ohio), Candice Miller (Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Randy Hultgren (Ill.), Lou Barletta (Pa.), Larry Bucshon (Ind.), Billy Long (Mo.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.), Stephen Fincher (Tenn.), Jeff Landry (La.) and Jeff Denham (Calif.).

Meanwhile, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Democratic leader, announced the committee’s and railroad subcommittee’s Democratic members.

Committee members include Peter DeFazio (Ore.), Jerry Costello (Ill.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Corrine Brown (Fla.), Bob Filner (Calif.), Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas), Elijah Cummings (Md.), Leonard Boswell (Iowa), Tim Holden (Pa.), Rick Larsen (Wash.), Michael Capuano (Mass.), Timothy Bishop (N.Y.), Michael Michaud (Maine), Russ Carnahan (Mo.), Grace Napolitano (Calif.), Daniel Lipinski (Ill.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Jason Altmire (Pa.), Timothy Walz (Minn.), Heath Shuler (N.C.), Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Laura Richardson (Calif.), Albio Sires (N.J.) and Donna Edwards (Md.).

Railroad subcommittee Democratic members include Brown, Nadler, Cummings, Larsen, Bishop, Michaud, Napolitano, Lipinski, Altmire, Walz, Richardson, Sires, DeFazio and Rahall.