U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) today issued the following statement on his new position on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 113th Congress:

“The status quo has existed for too long in Washington. It is important to keep in mind that for economic recovery to take place, we must move beyond the broken Washington mentality and deliver sound policies that change the culture by eliminating government waste, reducing federal spending and enhancing job growth. This week, I will be afforded the opportunity to work on all of these issues with my new seat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Key legislative priorities will include keeping transportation budgets balanced, positioning Florida’s ports to be a national transportation hub that generates economic growth, and working to ensure our world class tourist destinations are complimented by a cost-effective Central Florida transportation network that can accommodate millions more tourists in coming years. Through effective management, innovative solutions and increasing connectivity of our nation’s infrastructure and transportation systems, we have the opportunity to build a bridge to a thriving economy while limiting federal spending and reforming the federal permitting process,” said Webster.

“I am honored to work with Representative Daniel Webster, our newest member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, who will bring his nearly thirty years of transportation experience in Florida to the committee. I look forward to his contributions,” stated Representative Bill Shuster (PA-09), Incoming Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

“I’m pleased to accept this committee assignment and look forward to working with my colleagues to make certain Central Florida continues to be on the forefront of economic advancements that facilitate job growth and to generate opportunities for businesses to expand,”
stated Webster.