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U.S. Rep. Sam Graves reportedly is expected to be named the next chairman of the committee tasked with overseeing the country's highway system.

Graves, R-Mo., is in line to take over the Highways and Transit Subcommittee at the beginning of 2015, sources told the Daily Beast, although a spokesman for Graves told the news source that they were "not aware" of any commitment related to the post.

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