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 Bishop (Utah), John Campbell (Calif.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Tom Cole (Okla.), Rules Committee ranking member David Dreier (Calif.), Mike Conaway (Texas), Bob Goodlatte (Va.), Doc Hastings (Wash.), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Buck McKeon (Calif.), Candice Miller (Mich.), Mike Rogers (Mich.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), campaign committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) and Patrick Tiberi (Ohio).

Four incoming members also will serve on the transition team: Cory Gardner (Colo.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Martha Roby (Ala.) and Tim Scott (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.