Saturday, December 1, 2012

No Committee For Old Men: GOP Picks Sole Woman For Committee Chair

Posted By on Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Rep. Candice Miller will chair House Administration Committee.
  • Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., will chair the U.S. House Administration Committee.

U.S. House Republicans have named Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan to chair a committee after coming under fire for appointing only white men to the top Congressional jobs. House Speaker John Boehner announced Friday that Miller will lead the House Administration Committee.

GOP House committee chairs were about to become an all-white, all-male club before Miller's appointment.

House Democrats are expected to have five women as ranking committee members. In the Democratic-controlled Senate, women chair a least six permanent or select committees.

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