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It’s Official: Bill Shuster Named Transportation Committee Chair
Posted By Tanya Snyder On November 28, 2012 @ 3:16 pm In Bill Shuster | 1 Comment
Republicans met today to choose committee chairs, and Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been placed at the head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The former chair, John Mica, dropped his request  yesterday to stay on as chair despite term limits.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) highlighted Shuster’s right-wing cred in his statement  on the selection: “In Bill Shuster, House Republicans have selected a strong conservative leader with a record of reform and a proven commitment to strengthening our nation’s infrastructure.”
Shuster himself just thanked his colleagues for the honor.
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 Daily American: http://articles.dailyamerican.com/2011-04-19/news/29449643_1_shuster-debt-ceiling-spending
 dropped his request: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/11/27/mica-drops-chairmanship-bid-endorses-shuster/
 rail: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/11/14/what-kind-of-leadership-would-bill-shuster-bring-to-the-transpo-committee/
 bike/ped issues: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/11/15/will-the-next-transpo-chair-continue-attacks-on-bikeped-funding/
 in his statement: http://shuster.houseenews.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100096948.1139.347&gen=1
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