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House Steering Panel endorses Hensarling to chair Financial Services Committee

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The House Republican Steering Committee endorsed Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) as the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday to replace Spencer Bachus, who has reached the term limit of the position.

Hensarling’s endorsement by the steering committee was just one from a list of 19 recommendations released by House Speaker John Boehner regarding committee chairmanships.

“Our team will continue focusing on reforms that will grow our economy and create new jobs and on holding the Obama administration accountable through aggressive oversight of the Executive Branch,” Boehner said. “The House of Representatives is an outpost in Democratic-controlled Washington for the priorities of the American people, and I have every confidence that the chairmen selected today are up to the task of translating those priorities into solutions Americans are counting on to get our economy moving again.”

The committee further recommended chairmanships for Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) in agriculture, Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) in appropriations, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.) in armed services, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in budget, Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) in education and the workforce, Fred Upton (R-Mich.) in energy and commerce, Rep. Ed Joyce (R-Calif.) in foreign affairs, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) in homeland security and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) in intelligence.

Further recommendations include Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) for judiciary, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) for natural resources, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for oversight and government reform, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) for science, space and technology, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) for small business, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) for transportation and infrastructure, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) for veterans’ affairs and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) for ways and means.

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