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Statement of Chairman Sam Graves on the Passing of Bud Shuster

Washington, D.C., April 19, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement on the passing of former T&I Chairman Bud Shuster of Pennsylvania:

“Chairman Bud Shuster truly is a legend.  He was a masterful legislator and one of Congress’ most effective advocates for America’s transportation and infrastructure.  His knowledge of the issues, skill at building coalitions on Capitol Hill, and ability to work across the aisle to find common ground continues to set the bipartisan tone for this Committee.  When T&I succeeds, it’s because we are following a roadmap of accomplishment that he provided.

“Chairman Shuster was a force, and our Nation’s highways, aviation system, ports and waterways, rail network, water systems, and more all benefited from his ability to bring together Members of Congress from across the political spectrum in support of infrastructure.  More importantly, communities across the country and our economy were also strengthened by his leadership and achievements on these issues.

“I want to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to Chairman Shuster’s entire family, including my friend and also former T&I Chairman Bill Shuster.  Bud leaves behind a tremendous legacy as one of the most effective leaders in the history of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.”