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House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men In Next Congress
11-28-2012, 08:12 AM
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House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men In Next Congress
Quote:WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in common besides party affiliation: they're all white men.

There isn't a single woman or minority included in the mix of 19 House committee chairs announced Tuesday -- a stark reality for a party desperate to appeal to women and minorities after both groups overwhelmingly rejected Republicans just weeks ago in the presidential election. The one female committee chair that House Republicans currently have, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), is stepping down because her term is up. While there are still two lower-tier House committees awaiting a chair assignment -- the Ethics Committee and House Administration -- neither committee has any women or minority members.

At least one Senate Democrat was quick to point out that something is missing from the Republican lineup.

"Disappointed to see House committee chairmanships in the 113th Congress will not include a single woman. -PM," tweeted Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who included a link to Boehner's press release announcing the chair posts.

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11-29-2012, 02:22 AM
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I heard today there were still two chair positions open that Boehner will get to decide who fills them I guess they still have a chance to toss a couple of token women into the mix.

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11-29-2012, 05:24 AM
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(11-29-2012 02:22 AM)SeattleGirl Wrote:  I heard today there were still two chair positions open that Boehner will get to decide who fills them I guess they still have a chance to toss a couple of token women into the mix.

One little problem with that though. As Rachel showed last night, there are no women on those committees now. If a woman is to be put in as chairman of one of those committees she would be a new member of the committee, a highly unusual and unlikely prospect.

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11-29-2012, 12:46 PM
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(11-29-2012 05:24 AM)pappy Wrote:  
(11-29-2012 02:22 AM)SeattleGirl Wrote:  I heard today there were still two chair positions open that Boehner will get to decide who fills them I guess they still have a chance to toss a couple of token women into the mix.

One little problem with that though. As Rachel showed last night, there are no women on those committees now. If a woman is to be put in as chairman of one of those committees she would be a new member of the committee, a highly unusual and unlikely prospect.

True dat.

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