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Task Force Charged With Steering Committee Review

Ryan and aides head to a GOP Conference meeting. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan has directed a task force to make recommendations on how to diversify representation on the Steering Committee.  

Members charged with overhauling the powerful panel that determines appointments to the House's committees will submit recommendations to the full Republican Conference the week before Thanksgiving. Ryan Elected Speaker

Steering Committee, Other Rules Changes to Confront GOP

McMorris Rodgers and Messer arrive Monday for a meeting with Boehner. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 7:18 p.m. | House Republicans could vote as early as this week on some changes to their official rules — including a plan to diversify the makeup of the powerful Steering Committee, Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers told CQ Roll Call Tuesday.  

Fast-tracking a vote to broaden member representation of the board that makes committee assignments could have an immediate effect on Republicans Kevin Brady of Texas and Pat Tiberi of Ohio, who are vying to succeed Paul D. Ryan as chairman of Ways and Means. Ryan is poised to become the next speaker Thursday.