Congressman Bill Shuster represents the 9th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. He is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and has served on the committee since coming to Congress in 2001.
Shuster previously served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. Shuster also serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
Prior to coming to Congress, Shuster worked on his family's farm in Bedford County, gained 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, having owned and operated an automobile dealership, in East Freedom, Pennsylvania.
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.