December 7, 2016 10:45 AM, EST

House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster Names Senior Staff

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The top transportation authorizer in the House announced six staff updates for his committee for the 115th Congress convening in January.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) named Chris Vieson to the role of deputy staff director. Vieson was most recently a partner at Public Strategies Washington Inc., and had worked under former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

Other staff announcements included Fred Miller to general counsel; Holly Woodruff Lyons to Aviation Subcommittee staff director; Mary Phillips to staff director of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee; Geoff Gosselin to senior professional staff member on the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and senior adviser to the chairman; and Chris Brown to oversight counsel for the full committee.

“Over the course of the past two congresses, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has demonstrated an ability to efficiently move legislation from the hearing room to the president’s desk. We have been effective thanks in no small part to our talented staff, whose experience and knowledge have enabled our committee to advance an agenda to ensure America has a 21st century infrastructure and to strengthen the nation’s competitiveness,” Shuster said, Dec. 6.