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Mediocre House Committee Chairmen Selected

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 and is filed under Uncategorized

Republicans in Washington are looking for ways to change the face of the party following their defeat in the presidential election.  However, one thing that will not change is the face of GOP leaders in the House.

Last week, John Boehner stacked the Steering Committee, which is responsible for selecting committee assignments, with like-minded stooges.  He also gave himself 5 votes.  Not surprisingly, there aren’t too many changes from the array of weak committee chairmen.  Dave Camp is still at Ways and Means; Fred Upton is still at Energy & Commerce; Hal Rogers is still chairing Appropriations.  The only positive change for conservatives is that Jeb Hensarling will be replacing Spencer Bauchus at Financial Services.

Here are the 2011 ratings for the proposed roster of chairmen.  None of the important economic policy committees are chaired by conservatives.  Republicans might wish to change the party platform, but it is the face of leadership that needs to change:

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