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 BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election 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 John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election 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 RyanDem: Ex-lawmaker tried to pin me to elevator door and kiss me Two months later: Puerto Rico doesn’t have power, education or economy running again On Capitol Hill, few name names on sexual harassment 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 GoodlattePoll: Plurality of voters want special counsels for both campaigns Gun reformers search for the next bump stock AT&T wants to probe Trump's role in Time Warner merger: report MORE (R-VA)
    Natural Resources – Rep. Doc HastingsDoc 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 GravesTrump promises to unveil infrastructure plan after tax reform Trump admin launches program to help veterans become commercial pilots GOP lawmaker: White House, Congress have begun crafting infrastructure bill 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)