By Keith Laing - 11/27/12 03:27 PM EST
"I accept the Republican Conference vote last week to continue counting ranking-member service toward full committee service as well as the ruling to not grant waivers, with the exception of Mr. Ryan," Mica wrote. "As you consider filling positions, I want to urge your consideration of Mr. Bill Shuster to lead the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Bill has served in two subcommittee leadership positions and he has both the experience and ability to assume this important position for our conference."
Shuster has been widely expected to replace Mica atop the Transportation Committee next year, and he has already formally declared his candidacy.