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House GOP votes to keep leaders in place

House GOP votes to keep leaders in place
© Greg Nash

House Republicans held leadership elections for the next Congress on Tuesday that will largely keep their existing leaders in place following a campaign that saw the party gain seats.

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyBorder crisis creates new risks for Biden McCarthy sits for 'Green Eggs and Ham' reading: I 'still like' Dr. Seuss Chamber of Commerce clarifies stance on lawmakers who voted against election certification MORE (R-Calif.), Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseBiden's COVID, border policies prove he's serious about neither Republican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC Merrick Garland is right to prioritize domestic terrorism, but he'll need a bigger boat MORE (R-La.), House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGOP senator defends Cheney, Murkowski after Trump rebuke Marjorie Taylor Greene's delay tactics frustrate GOP Paul Ryan to host fundraiser for Cheney amid GOP tensions MORE (R-Wyo.), House Policy Chairman Gary PalmerGary James PalmerFormer Trump officials eye bids for political office The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by TikTok - Senate trial will have drama, but no surprise ending Shelby's retirement tees off GOP scramble for Alabama Senate seat MORE (R-Ala.) and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers face Capitol threat as senators line up votes for relief bill Rick Scott caught in middle of opposing GOP factions House GOP campaign chief: Not helpful for Trump to meddle in primaries MORE (R-Minn.) ran unopposed to remain in their current roles.

Scalise is expected to reappoint Rep. Drew FergusonAnderson (Drew) Drew FergusonGOP Rep. Dan Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19 GOP sees path to House majority in 2022 Colorado Democrat Ed Perlmutter tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Ga.) to serve a second term as chief deputy whip. 

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Rep. Mike JohnsonJames (Mike) Michael JohnsonCassidy defends vote to proceed with Trump trial after GOP backlash Cassidy calls Trump attorneys 'disorganized' after surprise vote House Democrats renew push for checks on presidential pardons MORE (R-La.) — the current chairman of the Republican Study Committee — was elected to succeed outgoing Rep. Mark WalkerBradley (Mark) Mark WalkerNorth Carolina GOP condemns Burr for impeachment vote against Trump Madison Cawthorn throws support behind Mark Walker in NC Senate primary Democrat Jeff Jackson jumps into North Carolina Senate race MORE (R-N.C.) as vice chairman of the House Republican Conference.

Rep. Richard HudsonRichard Lane HudsonNeed for national concealed carry reciprocity at all-time high Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' New Democratic super PAC to target swing-district Republicans over vote to overturn election MORE (R-N.C.) was elected to succeed Rep. Jason SmithJason Thomas SmithHouse panel advances Biden's .9T COVID-19 aid bill On The Money: House panel spars over GameStop, Robinhood | Manchin meets with advocates for wage | Yellen says go big, GOP says hold off GOP highlights unspent relief funds in criticizing Biden plan MORE (R-Mo.) — who is seeking to become the top Republican on the House Budget Committee —  as Conference secretary. 

Rep. Guy ReschenthalerGuy ReschenthalerGOP lawmakers voice frustrations with McCarthy Tapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Pa.), who previously served as the freshman class representative during the 116th Congress — was reelected by his class to assume the position of sophomore class representative. 

All three ran unopposed for the positions. 

The conference is scheduled to vote on changes to Conference rules and ratify the House Republican Steering Committee on Wednesday. 

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During a press conference with other newly-elected leaders, McCarthy congratulated the new members of the team and projected confidence the GOP will wield more influence over the chamber during the 117th Congress due to narrow majority 

“It's an honor to stand here today with this team supported by our colleagues to lead the Republican Conference in 117th Congress. I want to congratulate Mike Johnson, and Richard Hudson, who is new to our team in representing with the rest of our colleagues,” he said.  

"We might not be able to schedule the floor, but we will run the floor.”

The conference is scheduled to vote on changes to Conference rules and ratify the House Republican Steering Committee on Wednesday. 

This story was updated at 4:49 p.m.