House GOP approves committee chairmen

House Republicans approved their slate of committee chairmen on Wednesday afternoon.

GOP members backed the chair selection of 19 males at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill.

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According to lawmakers in the room, very little was said concerning the lack of females chosen by a select group of House Republicans to preside over the powerful panels in the next Congress.

Outgoing Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) was the sole woman to head a panel this year.

Ros-Lehtinen, who is leaving her post due to internal GOP 6-year term limits, told The Hill that there are still opportunities for women to chair committees.

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJim Jordan as Speaker is change America needs to move forward Paul Ryan’s political purgatory Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt MORE (R-Ohio) has yet to appoint lawmakers to head up the Ethics and House Administration Committees. Those appointments do not need to be ratified by the full GOP conference. Republican women lawmakers are pressing BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJim Jordan as Speaker is change America needs to move forward Paul Ryan’s political purgatory Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt MORE to fill those positions with women.

The full slate of House committee chairmen for the 113th Congress is as follows:

    Agriculture – Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)
    Appropriations – Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)
    Armed Services – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA)
    Budget – Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are strongly positioned to win Congress in November Don't let them fool you — Republicans love regulation, too Senate harassment bill runs into opposition from House MORE (R-WI)
    Education and the Workforce – Rep. John Kline (R-MN)
    Energy and Commerce – Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
    Financial Services – Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
    Foreign Affairs – Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)
    Homeland Security – Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX)
    Intelligence – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)
    Judiciary – Rep. Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteGOP nearing end game on immigration votes Three House Dems say they'll oppose immigration floor vote over possible wall funding House GOP sets three FBI interviews in Clinton probe MORE (R-VA)
    Natural Resources – Rep. Doc HastingsRichard (Doc) Norman HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE (R-WA)
    Oversight and Government Reform – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
    Rules – Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
    Science, Space, and Technology – Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
    Small Business – Rep. Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesLawmakers left with more questions than answers on Trump infrastructure plan Five obstacles to Trump's infrastructure ambitions White House still eyeing gas tax hike to pay for infrastructure plan MORE (R-MO)
    Transportation and Infrastructure – Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)
    Veterans’ Affairs – Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL)
    Ways and Means – Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)