Bill Shuster Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2018
Pennsylvania Republican term-limited as Transportation Committee chairman

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster will not seek re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 4:30 p.m. | Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, who is term-limited as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will not seek a ninth full term in 2018, leaving behind a safe Republican seat. 

“Rather than focusing on a re-election campaign, I thought it wiser to spend my last year as Chairman focusing 100% on working with President Trump and my Republican and Democratic colleagues in both Chambers to pass a much needed infrastructure bill to rebuild America,” the GOP lawmaker said in a statement Tuesday. 

GOP Committee Members Quit to Back Shuster Opponent
Challenger lost primary but got enough write-ins to win Democratic nod

One of the members of the Franklin County committee criticized Rep. Bill Shuster's relationship with a lobbyist (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republicans in Pennsylvania's Franklin County are divided about whether to support Rep. Bill Shuster or his tea party opponent running as the Democratic candidate.

Four Franklin County Republican Committee members resigned on Monday over their support for Art Halvorson, who narrowly lost the GOP primary to Shuster in April but because more than 1,000 Democrats wrote in his name in their own primary, he won the Democratic Party nomination.