August 28, 2016

Republican Walker exits 2016 presidential race

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin abruptly pulled out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Monday, doomed by a lightning-quick collapse from serious contender to a candidate struggling to raise money and his profile. Walker, reading a statement in the Wisconsin capital of Madison, decried the negative tone of the Republican campaign in remarks […]

Republicans choose T&I subcommittee chairs

WASHINGTON — The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, chaired by Republican John Mica of Florida, has named subcommittee chairs. Following are the chairs of the three subcommittees dealing with air, bus and rail issues: Subcommittee on Highways and Transit John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) chairmanRichard Hanna (R-N.Y.) vice chairman Subcommittee on Railroads Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) chairmanTom […]

Republican T&I Committee members named

WASHINGTON — Republicans have finalized appointments to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which will be chaired in the upcoming Congress by John Mica (R-Fla.). Members include Minnesota’s Chip Cravaack, who defeated Democrat Jim Oberstar in the November congressional elections. Oberstar has served as chairman of the T&I Committee under Democratic control that expires at year-end. Most […]

Republican lawyer nominated for NMB

WASHINGTON – President Obama has nominated Republican Thomas M. Beck, an attorney, to succeed Republican Elizabeth Dougherty on the three-member National Mediation Board. The nomination requires Senate confirmation, and a confirmation hearing before the Senate Labor Committee has yet to be scheduled. Since October 2, Beck has been serving as a Senate-confirmed member of the […]