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JAN 2013

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House Transportation Committee to Have New Members FAST FACT CONGRESS The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the key legislative panel tasked with writing the next sur‐ face transportation reauthorization, will have several new members when the 113th Congress convenes in January, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Associa‐ tion (NSSGA). Not all announcements are official, nor is it uncommon for some last‐minute moves leading up to Jan. 3, but the committee membership in the new Congress is starting to take shape. Seventeen members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will depart due to retirements, election defeats or new assignments. Seventeen current members of the committee on both sides of the aisle will depart due to retirements, election de‐ feats or new assignments on what they might view as more plum committees. T&I will remain the largest committee in Congress at 59 members – 33 Republicans, 26 Democrats – but the ratio is likely to be adjusted to reflect Democrat gains in the House in the 2012 elections. The committee welcomed 19 GOP freshmen during the 112th Congress; the same number of freshmen could be reached this time around, but with a more even distribution across the aisle. Chairman‐Elect Bill Shuster (R‐Pa.) will make his selec‐ tions for each of the six subcommittee chairmanships sometime in the next few weeks. Reps. Tom Petri (R‐Wis.) and John J. Duncan (R‐Tenn.) are term‐limited in their current top spots on Aviation, and Highways and Transit, respectively, and Shuster's elevation to full committee chair leaves his position open on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. Shuster has made it clear that there will be a shakeup, and lobbying from his fellow members is well under way. Though subject to shuffling, the following changes to the T&I Committee are as follows: GOP members leaving the committee: Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.) – to Appropriations n Randy Hultgren (Ill.) – to Financial Services n Billy Long (Mo.) – to Energy & Commerce n James Lankford (Okla.) – to Leadership n Chuck Fleischmann (Tenn.) – to Appropriations n GOP members joining the committee: n Daniel Webster (Fla.) – not a freshman n Thomas Massie (Ky.) n Trey Radel (Fla.) n Steve Daines (Mont.) n Scott Perry (Pa.) n Rodney Davis (Ill.) n Markwayne Mullin (Okla.) n Mark Meadows (N.C.) n Tom Rice (S.C.) n Roger Williams (Texas) Others Republicans departing due to elections/retirements: n Tim Johnson (Ill.) n Jean Schmidt (Ohio) n Frank Guinta (N.H.) n Chip Cravaack (Minn.) n Jeff Landry (La.) Democrats departing due to elections/retirements: n Jerry Costello (Ill.) n Bob Filner (Calif.) n Leonard Boswell (Iowa) n Tim Holden (Pa.) n Russ Carnahan (Mo.) n Jason Altmire (Pa.) n Heath Shuler (N.C.) n Laura Richardson (Calif.) AGG1 Show on Tap The 2013 AGG1 and World of Asphalt shows to be held March 19-21, in San Antonio, will be the largest ever, according to NSSGA. The expo has already reached record size with the shows two months away, and it is on track to be sold out by opening day. The co-located shows cover more than 117,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space where attendees can find the newest products and technologies on the show floor for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors, in addition to a broader array of products and unparalleled opportunities for networking. New for the 2013 shows is a more flexible education ticket program that does not require attendees to pre-register for specific sessions in the AGG1 Academy and People Plants and Paving Training Program. Tickets purchased can be used for any session offered. n n n n n n Full Conference Pass $530 Three Session Pass $230 Single Session $85 Show Badge (Expo) $30 Values Based Leadership $159 Plant Tour $55 Register: ROCKproducts • JANUARY 2013 11

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