U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, has been named the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The House Republican conference voted Wednesday to name Shuster and other committee chairmen for the 2013 2014 session beginning in January. No Pennsylvania House member currently chairs a full committee and the position could put Pennsylvania's interests out front in federal highway spending and policy. Shuster currently chairs the subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. The 52-year-old won election earlier this month to a seventh term representing the 9th Congressional District.