Deposed Rep. Schweikert to lead small-business subpanel

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He ultimately voted for Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA warning to Ryan’s successor: The Speakership is no cakewalk With Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election 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 CantorRace for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election Scalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement 2018 will test the power of political nobodies 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.