House Republicans name transition team

House Republicans on Monday named the 22 members of their transition team.

Transition Chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) made the announcement hours before the group is set to meet to review the rules of the House and the GOP conference before assuming the majority next Congress.
 

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The members include: Reps. Rob BishopRob BishopGOP blasts EPA on mine spill anniversary Obama asks agencies to consider climate in environmental reviews Investigators open criminal probe into EPA mine waste spill MORE (Utah), John Campbell (Calif.), Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoFidelity denies lobbying for student loan tax break Week ahead: Clinton, Dems to tout green agenda at convention Company announces closure of Ohio coal plants MORE (W.Va.), Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzHouse panel ramps up pressure on FBI over Clinton emails GOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton House panel to probe claims of Clinton perjury MORE (Utah), Tom Cole (Okla.), Rules Committee ranking member David Dreier (Calif.), Mike Conaway (Texas), Bob GoodlatteBob GoodlatteGOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton House Republican raises concerns over immigration fraud House panel to probe claims of Clinton perjury MORE (Va.), Doc HastingsDoc HastingsBoehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform GOP accuses feds of bad science in endangered species studies MORE (Wash.), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Buck McKeon (Calif.), Candice Miller (Mich.), Mike Rogers (Mich.), Paul RyanPaul RyanVA to ban large-scale display of Confederate flag in cemeteries Trump aide accused Catholics of backing immigration to boost church GOP is calling for IPAB repeal for the wrong reasons MORE (Wis.), campaign committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) and Patrick Tiberi (Ohio).

Four incoming members also will serve on the transition team: Cory GardnerCory GardnerGOP rips 'reckless' Gitmo transfers Pot proponents plot legislative blitz Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense MORE (Colo.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Martha RobyMartha RobyOvernight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left Trump video shows Clinton laughing over Benghazi footage Tea Party group backs challenge to House Transportation chairman MORE (Ala.) and Tim ScottTim ScottTrump to address Family Research Council summit Skip the hashtags, how Conservatives can talk to Black people. Highlighting contributions of entrepreneurs, startup companies MORE (S.C.).
 
“Our transition team includes proven leaders who will meet our challenge to restore the House of Representatives as a great deliberative body that respects the will of the American people,” Walden said. “The diverse mix of experience, backgrounds and regions represented by this group will help to ensure this process brings meaningful reform to how Washington does business. Each one of these members accepted this responsibility with an encouraging enthusiasm, and I’m thankful to all of them for serving."

The transition team is set to meet Monday at 5 p.m. to get a rundown on current House operations, scheduling and problems that currently exist with the way the House is run, from the Architect of the Capitol's perspective. 


During an all-day session Tuesday, members will break up into working groups to begin to tackle those issues. High-ranking staff members will be on hand to help lawmakers and members-elect work through ways to make the House operations more effective and efficient.

Members will head home on Wednesday to be in their respective districts for Veterans Day, then will hold listening sessions with members of the entire GOP conference next week when Congress returns for the lame-duck session and leadership elections.