Deposed Rep. Schweikert to lead small-business subpanel

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He ultimately voted for Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE's (R-Ohio) reelection — the only conservative ousted from a prominent committee spot to do so.

Schweikert was seen talking to Republican Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorEric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’ If we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE (Va.) before the vote on Jan. 3.

His new subcommittee will also conduct investigations and oversight related to small businesses.

Graves also announced that freshman Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) will lead the committee's subpanel on health and technology.

Collins beat Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) in the upstate district this November.

"I am pleased to announce these five hardworking, knowledgeable members of Congress will lead our subcommittees for the next two years," Graves said in a statement.

"Each of these members has a unique set of strengths and experiences to take on these leadership roles, and I know they’ll do great work."

— This post was updated at 11:05 a.m.