House Republicans Wednesday chose Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to be the next chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the new congressional session begins in January.
Shuster will replace Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who had supported Shuster as his successor. Mica had served for two years at chairman of the committee.
“Chairman Shuster is a great friend of the trucking industry and we look forward to continuing to work with him to address the funding shortfall in the highway trust fund and to advance a strong safety agenda,” said Bill Graves, president of American Trucking Associations, in a statement.
Shuster did not have any challengers.
“Transportation issues are among the most critical that we face in Congress and as a nation,” Shuster said in a statement. “Working together in the 113th Congress, the Committee will focus on strengthening America’s transportation networks to make us more efficient, more competitive and more prosperous.”