House Chairmen and Ranking Members in the Next Congress
By Roll Call Staff
Dec. 9, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
Lamar Smith, Texas*
Smith trades in his Judiciary gavel to take over from
Ralph M. Hall of Texas. At Judiciary, Smith paid particular attention to Internet governance and other tech issues, such as the E-Verify system.
Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Small Business
Sam Graves, Mo. Graves will likely home in on how small businesses are affected by tax rates and the health care overhaul.
Nydia M. Velázquez, N.Y. Transportation and Infrastructure
Bill Shuster, Pa.*
Shuster, whose father was a powerful chairman of the committee, takes over for
John L. Mica of Florida, who was term limited.
Nick J. Rahall II, W.Va. Veterans’ Affairs
Jeff Miller, Fla.
Miller, whose district contains Pensacola Naval Air Station and Eglin Air Force Base, has vowed to prod the Veterans Affairs Department to clear its benefits backlog.
Michael H. Michaud, Maine* Ways and Means
Dave Camp, Mich.
Camp, a member of last year’s Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, intends to use his position to fashion a tax reform package.
Sander M. Levin, Mich.
*Denotes change from 112th Congress
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