It's official: RSC recommends Lucas and other chairmen

By Agri-Pulse staff

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012- House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, approved the recommendations of the House Republican Steering Committee for committee chairmen of the 113th Congress, which include retaining Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., for the Agriculture Committee. 

“Our team will continue focusing on reforms that will grow our economy and create new jobs, and on holding the Obama administration accountable through aggressive oversight of the Executive Branch,” Boehner said. “The House of Representatives is an outpost in Democratic-controlled Washington for the priorities of the American people, and I have every confidence that the chairmen selected today are up to the task of translating those priorities into solutions Americans are counting on to get our economy moving again.”  

Globally Positioned Agriculture

New committee chairmen include Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, as the new Homeland Security Committee chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, as the Science Committee chairman and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., as the Foreign Affairs chairman.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., will be the new Judiciary Committee chairman; Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., the new Transportation Committee chairman; and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, will be Financial Services Committee chairman. 

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., was granted a waiver to continue as House Budget Committee Chairman. 

The chairman for the House Administration and Ethics Committees is not yet announced.

The full list of Committee Chairmen is below:

    Agriculture - Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

    Appropriations - Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)

    Armed Services - Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA)

    Budget - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    Education and the Workforce - Rep. John Kline (R-MN)

    Energy and Commerce - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)

    Financial Services - Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

    Foreign Affairs - Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)

    Homeland Security - Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX)

    Intelligence - Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)

    Judiciary - Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

    Natural Resources - Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)

    Oversight and Government Reform - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

    Rules - Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)

    Science, Space, and Technology - Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

    Small Business - Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)

    Transportation and Infrastructure - Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)

    Veterans' Affairs - Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL)

    Ways and Means - Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)

The House Republican leadership team for the 113th Congress includes Rep.-elect Ann Wagner, R-Mo., as the Freshman Representative. The Conference Chairman is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.

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