Bill Shuster (R-PA-9)
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William Franklin “Bill” Shuster
Bill Shuster Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 9
Bill Shuster Biography from House.gov
Throughout his ten-year career in the House, Congressman Shuster has proven himself to be a leader on local and national issues, and an outspoken advocate for the people of the 9th Congressional District in Washington, DC.
Congressman Shuster is committed to bringing greater opportunity and a better standard of living to the people of the 9th district through his focus on economic development and transportation infrastructure. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Shuster continues to work to secure important funding for roadway projects in the 9th district as well as infrastructure improvements throughout Western Pennsylvania.
The 112th Congress marks Congressman Shuster’s elevation to the rank of Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This subcommittee is one of the most important transportation subcommittees in the House due to its jurisdiction over everything involving rail transportation, from AMTRAK passenger to freight and cargo rail, employee contracts, and rail security.
In addition to Congressman Shuster’s expanded role on transportation policy, he continues to be an active voice in national security matters. Shuster’s position on the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee Emerging Threats and Capabilities provides him valuable insight into the Global War on Terror and how our military should transform to meet emerging threats, especially the threat of Islamic fundamentalism.
In addition to his regular committee work, Chairman McKeon named Shuster to serve as the chairman of a special panel to investigate the challenges small and medium sized businesses face in doing business with the Department of Defense. The Special Panel on Challenges in the Defense Industry has held roundtables across the country with businesses and hearings with DoD personnel in Washington, DC to find out what Congress must do to reduce barriers to entry and expand our national defense industrial base. The panel completed its preliminary work in February 2012.
In addition to gaining experience in agriculture by working on his family’s farm in Bedford County, Shuster earned valuable marketing and management experience with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Corporation as well as with Bandag Incorporated where he served as District Manager. He is also an experienced small business owner. Prior to his arrival in the House of Representatives, Shuster owned and operated his own small business, an automobile dealership, in East Freedom, Pennsylvania.
Bill Shuster was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on January 10, 1961. After graduating from Everett High School he attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. Shortly thereafter he went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from American University in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Shuster resides in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.
Biography of Bill Shuster from Bill Shuster for Congress
Bill Shuster was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on January 10, 1961. Growing up in Bedford County, Shuster graduated from Everett High School and went on to attend Dickinson College in Carlisle, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. Shuster went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from American University in Washington, D.C.
Bill Shuster is not a career politician and brings a wealth of real-world business experience to his work in Congress. Before entering politics, Shuster honed his business and management skills with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Corporation as well as with Bandag Incorporated where he served as District Manager. Shuster then owned and operated his own automobile dealership in East Freedom.
Since his election to the House of Representatives, Bill Shuster has proven himself to be a reliable, outspoken advocate for the people of the 9th district and a strong consistent conservative voice in Congress.
A life long Pennsylvanian and a resident of the 9th district, Bill Shuster shares the values of the people he represents. He understands the importance of bringing greater opportunity to his constituents by helping communities create jobs and a better standard of living through economic development and improvements to our infrastructure. His leadership on these issues has made him a ranking member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives.
Shuster also understands that government should not be the answer to all of our problems and that the American people know how to spend their money better than nameless faceless bureaucrats in Washington. He has been a vocal proponent of low tax economic policies and forcing government to live within its means through lower government spending.
On Security issues, Bill Shuster believes that we must stay on the offensive on the War on Terror. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Shuster also believes Congress must support and honor our military by making sure Congress gives them the funding they need to stay well equipped, properly trained and ready to defend our nation. Shuster also understands that Congress must also support our veterans when they return from their service to our nation and has supported increases to VA medical care.
Shuster lives in Hollidaysburg with his wife and two children.