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Shuster Announces Committee Staff Changes

Washington, DC, May 4, 2016 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) today announced that two of the Committee’s senior staff will be departing in June.

Chris Bertram, the Committee’s Chief of Staff, and Beth Spivey, the Committee’s Director of Outreach and Coalitions, plan to open their own consulting firm.  Both have served on the T&I Committee staff since the beginning of Shuster’s chairmanship.

“There are few people in transportation who know the issues as well as Chris, and over the past four years, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has been incredibly effective thanks to his leadership, expertise, and guidance,” Shuster said.  “During that time, many of the Committee’s initiatives to improve America’s infrastructure have become law, including a long-term highway and transit bill, Amtrak reform and reauthorization legislation, and a water resources law that reestablished how we address our Nations’ port and waterways needs.  We would not have been as successful without Chris’ steady hand at the wheel and his ability to work with Members and staff from both sides of the aisle.

“Beth was instrumental in the Committee’s efforts to bring together a wide array of stakeholders, gather their input, find common ground, and build support for legislation to improve America’s infrastructure and economy,” Shuster said.  “Beth played a significant role in the development of every major piece of Committee legislation, and her considerable policy and political experience has been invaluable to that process.

“Chris and Beth both have been pivotal members of the T&I team.  I thank them for their service to this committee, the Congress, and the country, and wish them the best in the future."

Any announcements of additions to the Committee staff will be made at a later date.

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