U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives for the coming term. He will focus instead on rallying bipartisan efforts in both chambers to pass necessary infrastructure legislation.
Shuster, who has represented Pennsylvania’s 9th District in the House for 17 years, has spent five years as chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. During that time Shuster has pushed for the privatization of the air traffic control system. Though his past efforts have met resistance from both parties, his bill was once again under discussion in Trump’s infrastructure talks.
“As I look forward to the future, I have had a lot to contemplate as to how to best serve my constituents and the American people over the next year,” says Shuster. “It was a difficult decision because of my love of this nation and the people I serve. Rather than focusing on a re-election campaign, I thought it wiser to spend my last year as chairman focusing 100 percent on working with President Trump and my Republican and Democratic colleagues in both chambers to pass a much-needed infrastructure bill to rebuild America.”