By Ben Geman - 11/16/12 07:34 PM EST
The American Energy Initiative is the House GOP’s catch-all name for a series of bills that moved through the chamber over the last two years.
They include measures to expand oil-and-gas leasing, scuttle or scale back EPA air pollution rules that opponents call economically harmful, and other measures.
Brown’s earlier congressional experience includes time as counsel on energy and environment for the Senate Republican Policy Committee. She has also worked for the oil company ConocoPhillips.
“Her experience and expertise will be a critical asset to our House majority in the next Congress as we continue advancing an agenda focused on expanding American energy and creating jobs. I’m proud to welcome her aboard,” Boehner said in a statement.