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Venable partner Jim Burnley was quoted in a November 3 DC Velocity article on the potential impacts of the recent election with regard to transportation issues, specifically discussing Rep. James L. Oberstar's (D-Minn) loss to Republican Chip Cravaack. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla) will be the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

On the impact of Oberstar's departure, Burnley said it's unclear what, if anything, will change. He added, "An all-Democratic government couldn't move forward on either aviation or surface transportation reauthorization, so it's not as if momentum is being broken. It didn't exist."