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Shuster Officially Announces Candidacy for Chairman of House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

WashingtonCongressman Bill Shuster officially announced his candidacy for Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in a letter distributed earlier today to his Republican colleagues.  In addition, Shuster issued the following statement:

“Leadership demands hard work, experience, and a clear vision for the future. It also requires teamwork, listening to a diverse set of opinions to create consensus, and building coalitions based on shared principles.”

“In my eleven years on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – including eight years of leadership as Chairman or Ranking Member of two key subcommittees – I have demonstrated inclusive leadership and achieved a strong record of accomplishments.”

“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.”

“I am prepared to take on the tough challenges ahead and over the coming weeks I look forward to continuing to share my vision with my colleagues.”

Shuster is recognized as a national leader on transportation issues and has served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since coming to Congress in 2001.  He is currently Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and previously served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.