Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) was elevated to Vice Chairman of the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Thursday, placing him in a key role overseeing our Nation's transportation challenges.
"As Vice Chairman, Congressman Duncan will play a critical part in moving the committee's agenda forward," Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) said. "He will be in a unique leadership position examining issues that span the committee's entire jurisdiction."
"Congressman Duncan's knowledge of this committee and a wide array of transportation issues make his role as Vice Chairman invaluable," Shuster continued.
Congressman Duncan has served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since he was first elected to Congress in 1988, and he is the former Chairman of the Subcommittees on Aviation, Water Resources, and Highways and Transit. He will continue to sit on all three of those subcomittees.
"This assignment is a great honor for me, as I believe deeply in the work I have done on the Transportation Committee," Duncan said. "It affects every American, and I will do anything I can to help Chairman Shuster in the 113th Congress."
As Vice Chairman, Duncan will lead a series of special panels that will be tasked with making recommendations to the full committee.