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Jackie Kucinich joined Roll Call in December 2008 and covers House leadership. Before joining Roll Call, she covered House Republicans for the Hill newspaper. Her byline has appeared in Capitol File Magazine, the Washington City Paper, CQ Politics and Washingtonian magazine. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Jackie covered local politics in Maryland for the Prince George's Sentinel. Jackie, a native of Columbus, Ohio, received her bachelor's degree in communication from American University.
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Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a television interview to air Sunday that one of the first bills he would push as leader would be a 5 percent budget cut for leadership and rank-and-file offices and House committees.
Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) will announce a series of staff changes Friday, including the return to the Hill of an Advanced Medical Technology Association lobbyist, his office confirmed Thursday evening.
Rank-and-file House Democrats worried about the downsizing of committees have begun to question whether party leaders such as Reps. John Larson (Conn.) and Xavier Becerra (Calif.) should step down from plum panels to make room for others.
Committee reapportionments for the 112th Congress began to leak out Thursday, and the following 22 Republicans will serve on the Ways and Means Committee, according to a list obtained by Roll Call.
Incoming House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) does not plan to create a new oversight subcommittee and will instead leave the watchdog role to existing subcommittees, he said Wednesday.
Members of the House will spend at least one full week in their districts each month during the 112th Congress, according to the new schedule released Wednesday by Republicans.
The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday announced the new slate of committee chairmen, but the winners have their work cut out for them.
Rep. Hal Rogers, a longtime proponent of earmarks, was selected Tuesday to be the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Fred Upton was selected to lead the Energy and Commerce Committee
House Republican leaders have promised that chairmen will have more power to lead in the 112th Congress, but a survey given last week to each candidate for a gavel shows they have specific ideas for what leading a committee means.
Majority Whip-designate Kevin McCarthy has received a range of suggestions from his vote-counting predecessors, but there was one tip each of them repeated and he has taken it to heart. You need to know your count and you dont share your count, the California Republican said.
Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday called Democrats effort to extend only the middle-class tax cuts chicken crap and accused the majority of playing political games with the issue.
Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor and other factions in the House Republican Conference have expressed support for term-limiting GOP leaders, but several lawmakers said Wednesday that the idea is a nonstarter.
The House Republican transition team proposed a series of organizational changes to the GOPs internal rules in a letter to Members on Wednesday.
The House Republican transition team on Wednesday afternoon will recommend the current term limits for chairmen stay in place.
Speaker-designate John Boehners office confirmed on Wednesday that Republicans will eliminate the Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee in the 112th Congress.
The pain isnt over yet for House Democrats. As Republican leaders continue hammering out details of how many Members will be assigned to each committee, House Democrats nervously anticipate major cuts from their ranks on key panels.
Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he is stepping down from the Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday in order to make room for other Republicans who would like a seat on the panel.
Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor said Monday that House Republicans are discussing the possibility of establishing term limits for top leadership positions, an idea he said he supports.
While most candidates for top positions on House committees campaign openly, two House Republicans seeking to chair the Intelligence panel have taken a stealthy approach befitting the committee they both want to head.
House Republicans on Monday tapped Rep. Peter Roskam to serve as Chief Deputy Whip in the new Republican majority.
Three House Republican leaders, known as the Young Guns, will host a town hall meeting Monday at American University to discuss their recently released book, the midterm elections and how the Republican majority plans to lead in the 112th Congress.
Members of the House Republican transition team will hold a conference call Tuesday to sift through dozens of rules, schedules and other proposals offered by Members last week. But dont expect decisions anytime soon.
The incoming GOP House majority has vowed to fix what it says is a broken committee process. But the untested relationships of the many new chairmen and ranking members may hinder Republicans ability to make good on that promise.
Rep. Jack Kingston on Friday became the latest House Republican to formally throw his hat into the ring in the race for the Appropriations Committee gavel.
The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee is facing a bipartisan backlash over his proposal to strip the Energy and Commerce Committee of a key part of its jurisdiction.