What a concept, cleaning house, but that usually means throwing out the garbage. One could speculate if Paul Ryan will make any positive, conservative changes, who knows? It will be interesting to see if anything really does change or if it isn’t just smoke to look like he is doing something.
Paul Ryan Cleaning House, To Dump Committee Chairs
Paul Ryan took on the role of Speaker of the House last month promising to rework the House Republican Steering Committee before Thanksgiving and is doing just that taking steps to restructure the panel and dump committee chairs, Politico reports.
In what will be the biggest restructuring of internal GOP policy so far in his tenure, Ryan kick-started the changes by impaneling eight lawmakers. And although plans are not finalized, lawmakers have discussed a two-part plan to in an effort to change the membership of the committee.
Politico states that “during the current Congress, top committee chairmen would be removed from the panel and replaced with members elected by the House Republican Conference” and “in the next Congress, the GOP would add additional regional representatives to the committee.”
Lawmakers involved in the talks declined to comment on the confidential plans, but the potential changes would help decentralized power in the house. (Read More)
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