The House GOP Steering Committee has announced the appointment of Congressman-elect Tim Scott to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the Committee on Small Business.
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) has jurisdiction over improvement of rivers and harbors; construction, maintenance and safety of roads; federal management of emergencies and natural disasters; and other public works and transportation regulatory issues. The Committee will take the lead on long-term reauthorization of the Federal Highway Program, something Republicans have pledged to do in 2011. The Committee on Small Business has oversight and jurisdiction over the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its programs, and focuses on private sector job growth and economic development. During his campaign, Mr. Scott frequently cited both committees as areas where he would like to make a difference.
“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve on these two committees,” said Congressmen-elect Scott. “Looking at the needs of our district, from construction of I-73 in Horry County to deepening of the Port in Charleston, there is no better committee for me to be on than Transportation and Infrastructure. My background as a small business owner and entrepreneur will lend perspective to my work on the Committee on Small Business. I look forward to working in both these committees to help implement policies which will enable the private sector to create jobs and develop the economy, both in our district, and throughout the country.”