WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, welcomed Republican Members to the Committee and announced the Vice Chair for the 113th Congress today.
House Rules Committee Members in the 113th Congress are: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK), Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA), Congressman Richard Nugent (R-FL), Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX).
- Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will serve as the Vice Chair of the full Committee. Foxx also sits on the House Education and the Workforce Committee where she is the Chairwoman of the Higher Education & Workforce Training Subcommittee. Foxx is the Secretary of the House Republican Conference.
- Congressman Rob Bishop returns to the Rules Committee and sits on the House Natural Resources Committee where he is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. Bishop also sits on the House Armed Services Committee.
- Congressman Tom Cole returns to the Rules Committee after having previously served in the 109th Congress. Cole also sits on the House Appropriations Committee and House Budget Committee.
- Congressman Rob Woodall returns to the Rules Committee and also sits on the House Budget Committee.
- Congressman Richard Nugent returns to the Rules Committee and also sits on the House Administration Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.
- Congressman Daniel Webster returns to the Rules Committee and also sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joins the Rules Committee and sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee where she is the Chairman designate of the Subcommittee on the Middle East.
- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. joins the Rules Committee and sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he is the Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
“I am encouraged by the range of strengths and talents these members bring to our team, and it is with great pleasure that I welcome them to the Rules Committee,” Sessions said. “Our aim for the 113th Congress is clear—to enact legislation that will put Americans back to work and to continue our committee’s record of fairness, transparency, and accountability. The diverse legislative backgrounds of this group of lawmakers will allow the Committee to effectively build on that success.”