Pennsylvania's Shuster to chair House transportation committee
By Tom Fontaine
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 3:46 p.m.
U.S. House Republicans on Wednesday chose Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, to chair the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Shuster, 51, will follow in the footsteps of his father, former Rep. Bud Shuster, who chaired the committee from 1995 to 2001.
“Transportation issues are among the most critical that we face in Congress and as a nation,” Shuster said in a statement.
Shuster said the committee, under his leadership, would “focus on strengthening America's transportation networks to make us more efficient, more competitive and more prosperous.”
Shuster has served on the transportation committee since he became a congressman in 2001.
Tom Fontaine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7847 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Disney to lay off 700 from interactive unit
- Penguins’ leads evaporate in loss to Sharks
- EF girls know it’s time to step up for PIAA playoffs
- Qualifications of Peduto nominee for building inspection chief come up short
- Keisel might be at end of Steelers career
- Verklereen gets easy victory in Hershey
- Sharks praise ex-teammate, newest Penguins player Goc
- Coroner called to car crash in Muddy Creek
- Neighbor in East Liberty sisters’ slayings may be part of murder-for-hire case
- Fish frying for Lent begins in Armstrong
- Allegheny Township officials seek more support for waterline project