If Republicans win back control of the House next Tuesday, as expected, a new generation of leaders will assert themselves. An overwhelming majority of the 24 committee chairmen would occupy that position for the first time, Politico
This new, younger generation is generally more conservative.
“In broad terms, the Republican chairmen will be policy conservatives but not bomb-throwing ideologues,” Politico writes. “Many of them are legislators who know how to cut a deal. And above all, the new chairmen will be loyalists to Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner of Ohio. In a bid to reform Congress, Boehner has promised to devolve power back to these chairmen to give them more freedom and more legislative legroom.”
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