US House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) on Thursday named Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) chairman of the aviation subcommittee. First elected in 1979, Petri this month began his 17th term in office. He takes the subcommittee gavel from Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.); Republicans' takeover of the House in last November's Congressional elections gave the party control of committee chairmanships when Congress convened this month. ...

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