Thursday, November 29, 2012

What's White All Over? GOP House Committee Chairs

Posted By on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 9:06 AM

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When GOP leaders stepped out of their caucus on Nov. 27, they had named white men to all 19 of the major House Republican committee chairs for next year's 113th Congress.

And while the chairs for the House Ethics Committee and House Administration Committee have yet to be chosen, neither committee has any women or minority members.

Women did make gains in Republican Party leadership positions, but the lack of GOP estrogen on House committees raised some eyebrows.

"Disappointed to see House committee chairmanships in the 113th Congress will not include a single woman. -PM," tweeted Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.

According to the Atlantic Wire, Republicans don't have much diversity to pick from.

There are just 20 female Republicans in the House and even fewer GOP minorities.

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