HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Top Leadership in Senate and House to Remain

Top Leadership in Senate and House to Remain

Members of Congress met this week to consider their leaders in the next session of Congress. The top players will remain the same: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). 

Among the key deputy changes, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) will take over for retiring Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) as the Republican Whip, and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) in turn will slide into Cornyn’s former post heading the Senate GOP’s campaign committee. In addition, in a hotly contested battle for Chair of the House Republican Conference, the fourth-highest House GOP leadership post, Rep. Catherine McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) prevailed over Rep. Tom Price (R-GA). While the rumored departure of Rep. Pelosi would have set off a number of dominos, her intention to remain the top House Democrat means that the most powerful leadership posts among both House and Senate Democrats will likely remain the same.

In the weeks ahead, both parties will also decide committee makeup, so stay tuned.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President Government Relations

 

Published: November 16, 2012

Latest News

Mission Accomplished: Christians in Solidarity with Israel

“It feels like we are getting a great big hug!” That’s what the Israeli leadership said to us when we visited them last week.

NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson to Participate in Values Voter Summit 2014

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, will lead a powerful dialogue about recent attacks to our freedoms of religion and speech during next month’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.

Hope for Hurting Hearts Continues to Touch Lives and Win Awards

Hope for Hurting Hearts, a documentary film produced by Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, recently added another distinction to its running list of awards and accolades – this time for Best Editing from the Pan Pacific Film Festival.

Pure Flix's God's Not Dead Tops Home Video Sales Charts

God’s Not Dead, a film from NRB member Pure Flix Entertainment, debuted earlier this month at No. 1 on the Nielsen Christian Videos sales chart and No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall Blu-ray and DVD combined sales.

Do You Want to Highlight Your Organization in NRB Today - For Free?

We are soliciting descriptions about NRB members to feature in our weekly e-newsletter, NRB Today, and on the NRB website. If you are a member of NRB and are interested in being featured ...

NRBMLC Files Comments to DOJ on ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

The NRB Music License Committee (NRBMLC) filed comments with the U.S. Department of Justice last week in response to its plans to review the “consent decrees” that govern how the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) license songs for public performance in the United States.

National Radio Day: A Look Back at the Early Days of Christian Broadcasting

When radio emerged as a public medium in the early 1920s, preachers were fascinated but cautious.

Christian Advocacy Group Protests Offensive Cartoon Network Program

The Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC), an advocacy group promoting quality Christian entertainment, is organizing a protest against Black Jesus, the Cartoon Network’s new controversial program.

CBN’s Superbook Partners with Newton Media

Newton Media has been selected to partner with CBN’s Superbook to brand market their award-winning animated Bible series and build their continuity program via DRTV, barter syndication, and digital platforms.

4 FEBC Volunteers Martyred in Ukraine

Four young FEBC volunteers who were recently captured by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine were brutally beaten to death simply for being Christians, according to a report from the organization last week.

More News