McMorris Rodgers is the new chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has won the contest to become the next chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
The Washington lawmaker headed off a challenge from Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.
McMorris Rodgers was tacitly endorsed by Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, though he was publicly silent on the matter. Price, on the other hand, touted the endorsement of losing GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.