WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)  was selected by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the committee announced Friday.

“It is an honor to be selected again by my colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the next Congress. I am extremely proud of the achievements of our Committee over the last four years. Working across the aisle, we have worked hard to improve our infrastructure through legislation like the FAST Act for our Nation’s roads, bridges, and rail systems, multiple water resources bills to improve our ports and waterways, important authorizations of the U.S. Coast Guard, pipeline safety legislation, bills to improve disaster management and shrink the federal government’s real estate footprint, and other measures.

“We have more work to do, including passing an FAA reform and reauthorization bill that ensures the United States has a safe, modern, efficient aviation system for the future. We have a unique opportunity to accomplish a great deal for the American people with a president-elect who is focused on improving the Nation’s infrastructure. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the new administration to strengthen America’s competitiveness and provide the country with a 21st century infrastructure.”