McCarthy unveils House GOP task forces, chairs

McCarthy unveils House GOP task forces, chairs
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyCheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress GOP memo urges lawmakers to blame White House 'grinches' for Christmas delays MORE (R-Calif.) on Monday unveiled a slate of new task forces and their chairs at the House GOP retreat in Florida.

The task forces include jobs and the economy, chaired by Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryHouse Democrats scramble to save housing as Biden eyes cuts Congress needs to step up on crypto, or Biden might crush it Yellen calls for 'very destructive' debt limit to be abolished MORE (R-N.C.); big tech censorship, chaired by Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased Our military shouldn't be held hostage to 'water politics' Senators gear up for bipartisan grilling of Facebook execs MORE (R-Wash.); future of American freedoms, chaired by Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanCheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member Garland defends school board memo from GOP 'snitch line' attacks Fight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing MORE (R-Ohio); energy, climate and conservation, chaired by Rep. Garret GravesGarret Neal GravesLawmakers lay out arguments for boosting clean energy through infrastructure GOP seeks to keep spotlight on Afghanistan as Dems advance Biden's .5T spending plan Biden to travel to New Jersey and New York, survey Ida damage MORE (R-La.); American security, chaired by Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoThe 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Lawmakers advocate for establishment of standalone House and Senate cyber panels MORE (R-N.Y.); healthy future, chaired by Reps. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesNews organizations, journalists ask court to review decision on Nunes lawsuit Sunday shows preview: Pelosi announces date for infrastructure vote; administration defends immigration policies LIVE COVERAGE: Ways and Means begins Day 2 on .5T package MORE (R-Calif.) and Brett GuthrieSteven (Brett) Brett GuthrieLawmakers tout improved access to health care via telemedicine Hillicon Valley: US, UK authorities say Russian hackers exploited Microsoft vulnerabilities | Lawmakers push for more cyber funds in annual appropriations | Google child care workers ask for transportation stipend Lawmakers push for increased cybersecurity funds in annual appropriations MORE (R-Ky.); and China, chaired by Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulPentagon, State Department square off on Afghanistan accountability Mike Siegel: Potential McConaughey candidacy a 'sideshow' in Texas governor race Biden signs bill to help victims of 'Havana syndrome' MORE (R-Texas).

The chairs will preside over breakout sessions Monday afternoon and take on a formal role in the House GOP conference in the months to come.


Politico first reported on the creation of the tasks forces.

The task forces and chairs were announced at the House GOP retreat in Florida, where members of the conference are convening in an attempt to unify ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

The party is also trying to find its footing in a post-Trump Washington.