House Republican Conference
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|Part of||United States House of Representatives|
|Floor Leader||Kevin McCarthy (CA)|
|Floor Whip||Steve Scalise (LA)|
|Chair||Liz Cheney (WY)|
|Vice Chair||Mike Johnson (LA)|
|Political position||Center-right to right-wing|
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The House Republican Conference is the party caucus for Republicans in the United States House of Representatives. It hosts meetings and is the primary forum for communicating the party's message to members. The Conference produces a daily publication of political analysis under the title Legislative Digest.
The conference has a chair who directs day-to-day operations and who is assisted by an elected vice chair and a secretary. The current chair is Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who assumed the position in 2019.
In the 112th Congress, the chair was Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the vice chair was Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, and the secretary was John Carter of Texas. For the 113th Congress (2013–2015), the party elected Cathy McMorris Rodgers as the Chair after a tough fight with conservative Tom Price of Georgia. They also elected Lynn Jenkins of Kansas to the position of Vice Chair and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina to the position of Secretary.
Effective with the start of the 117th Congress, the conference leadership is as follows:
- Kevin McCarthy (CA) as House Minority Leader
- Steve Scalise (LA) as House Minority Whip
- Liz Cheney (WY) as Republican Conference Chair
- Mike Johnson (LA) as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference
- Richard Hudson (NC) as Secretary of the House Republican Conference
- Gary Palmer (AL) as Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee
- Tom Emmer (MN) as Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee
- Drew Ferguson (GA) as House Republican Chief Deputy Whip
|February 1, 1860 – March 3, 1861||William Pennington||New Jersey|
|July 4, 1861 – March 4, 1863||Galusha A. Grow||Pennsylvania|
|December 7, 1863 – March 3, 1869||Schuyler Colfax||Indiana|
|March 3, 1869 – March 4, 1869||Theodore M. Pomeroy||New York|
|March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1875||James G. Blaine||Maine|
|December 4, 1889-March 3, 1899||Thomas Brackett Reed||Maine|
|December 4, 1899 – March 4, 1903||David B. Henderson||Iowa|
|November 9, 1903 – March 4, 1911||Joseph Gurney Cannon||Illinois|
|March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1919||James Robert Mann||Illinois|
|May 19, 1919 – March 3, 1925||Frederick H. Gillett||Massachusetts|
|December 7, 1925 – March 4, 1931||Nicholas Longworth||Ohio|
|March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1939||Bertrand Snell||New York|
|January 3, 1939-January 3, 1959||Joseph W. Martin Jr.||Massachusetts|
|January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1965||Charles A. Halleck||Indiana|
|January 3, 1965 – December 6, 1973||Gerald Ford||Michigan|
|December 7, 1973 – January 3, 1981||John Jacob Rhodes||Arizona|
|January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1995||Robert H. Michel||Illinois|
|January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999||Newt Gingrich||Georgia|
|January 6, 1999 – January 3, 2007||Dennis Hastert||Illinois|
|January 3, 2007-October 29, 2015||John Boehner||Ohio|
|October 29, 2015 – January 3, 2019||Paul Ryan||Wisconsin|
|January 3, 2019-present||Kevin McCarthy||California|
- Paul Gottfried, Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right, p. 9, "Postwar conservatives set about creating their own synthesis of free-market capitalism, Christian morality, and the global struggle against Communism." (2009); Gottfried, Theologies and moral concern (1995) p. 12
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|Senate Republican Conference||Senate||Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Conference Chair||Chair||Caucus Chair|
|Conference Vice-Chair / Secretary||Secretary||Caucus Secretary|
|Policy Committee Chair||Policy Committee||Policy Committee Chair|
|House Republican Conference||House of Representatives||House Democratic Caucus|
|Conference Chair||Chair||Caucus Chair|
|Vice Chair||Vice Chair||Vice-Chair / Secretary|
|Policy Committee Chair||Policy Committee||Policy Committee Co-Chair|