Congressional Leaders Set Committee Ratios
January 23, 2023
Last week, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) announced they had reached an agreement on how many lawmakers will serve on Congressional “A Committees”, which include:
Why it matters: these committees are the most sought-after assignments in the House, due to their jurisdictions. The sooner the ratios are agreed upon, leaders can finalize committee assignments and get the House up and running.
House Republicans have to navigate a narrow majority in the 118th Congress like the Democrats did in the 117th Congress. According to Minority Leader Jeffries: