House Homeland Security Committee gets a new leader

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The House Steering Committee, controlled by Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, released on Tuesday the list of its choices of chairmen for committees next session. One surprise is Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas is to be the new chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

The committee’s recommendations will be presented to the full House Republican Conference for ratification on Wednesday.

Here, according to the speaker’s office, is the list of the 19 members who are to serve as House Committee chairmen next session, not including the chairs of the committees on Ethics and House Administration, who will be named later:

Agriculture – Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.); Appropriations – Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.); Armed Services – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.); Budget – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.); Education and the Workforce – Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.); Energy and Commerce – Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.); Financial Services – Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas); Foreign Affairs – Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) Homeland Security – Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas); Intelligence – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.); Judiciary – Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.); Natural Resources – Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.); Oversight and Government Reform – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.); Rules – Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas); Science, Space, and Technology – Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas); Small Business – Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.); Transportation and Infrastructure – Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.); Veterans’ Affairs – Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.); Ways and Means – Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.)
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