Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia was unanimously selected to be the chairman of the Republican Study Committee for the remainder of the 113th Congress.
Woodall will serve out the remainder of Rep. Steve Scalise's term, when the Louisianan becomes the next majority whip after July 31. The move gives the Republican Conference leadership structure some finality, after the shocking defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia in a primary.
"I look forward to working with Rob in our new roles as we continue promoting the conservative solutions necessary to unite our conference and get our country back on track," Scalise said in a statement.
Several members are vying to succeed Woodall in the 114th Congress: Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Andy Harris of Maryland, Cynthia M. Lummis of Wyoming and Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina.