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 BoehnerRank-and-file Republicans fear lame-duck vote on pricey funding bill New Trump campaign boss took shots at Ryan on radio show Election reveals Paul Ryan to be worst speaker in U.S. history 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 BoehnerRank-and-file Republicans fear lame-duck vote on pricey funding bill New Trump campaign boss took shots at Ryan on radio show Election reveals Paul Ryan to be worst speaker in U.S. history 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 RyanRyan: Obama putting 'pet' projects above troops Tax professors urge House to reject impeachment of IRS chief Juan Williams: Trump's race politics will destroy GOP 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 GoodlatteBob GoodlatteFather of slain reporter rails against ‘orange-faced Fuhrer’ GOP chairman denounces FCC media rules GOP preps tough perjury case against Clinton MORE (R-VA)
    Natural Resources – Rep. 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 (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 GravesSam Graves19 pledged Missouri delegates go to Trump House GOPer eyes McCaskill challenge 5B highway bill limits teen truckers 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)