Congressman Bill Shuster has been named as a conferee to the Surface Transportation Act.
"I appreciate Speaker Boehner selecting me to serve as a conferee on such a critical piece of legislation," said Shuster.
"Transportation is a critical element of our nation's economic competitiveness. I look forward to working with my House and Senate colleagues to produce a strong bill that creates jobs, moves the Keystone Pipeline project forward, streamlines bureaucracy, implements key reforms, provides certainty and reliability to States to undertake much need infrastructure projects and improvements, and is responsibly paid for," said Shuster.
In his capacity as a conferee, Shuster will be a key negotiator for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure during House and Senate negotiations. Congressman Shuster is a senior member of the Transportation Committee, serving on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.