McCarthy announces GOP members of Intelligence and Rules committees

He also released the names of Republican members who will serve on the new select committee on China.

Updated: January 23, 2023 - 9:00pm

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the names of the GOP members of key House committees on Monday evening. 

"Under Democrat-control, House committees have been used to target their political opponents and reward their allies at the expense of addressing real concerns to our country. That ends with the new House Republican majority," said McCarthy in a statement. "The members on these committees will work to shift power back to the American people by providing oversight, transparency, and will stay laser-focused on getting ahead of our national threats."

The Intelligence Committee members McCarthy announced include:

Chairman Rep. Michael Turner of Ohio, Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, Rep. Trent Kelly of Mississippi, Rep. Darin LaHood of Illinois, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia, Rep. French Hill of Arkansas, Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, Rep. Mike Waltz of Florida and Rep. Mike Garcia of California.

McCarthy has promised to block California Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from serving on the House Intelligence Committee. House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries formally nominated them both to serve on the committee on Monday. 

Gallagher will chair the new House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party. Its GOP members include:

Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri 
Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky 
Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington 
Rep. John Moolenaar of Michigan
Rep. Darin LaHood of Illinois 
Rep. Neal Dunn of Florida 
Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana
Rep. Dusty Johnson of South Dakota
Rep. Michelle Steel of California 
Rep. Ashley Hinson of Iowa
Rep. Carlos Gimenez of Florida 

Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, will chair the House Committee on Rules. The committee's GOP members will include:

Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania 
Rep. Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota  
Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky 
Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina 
Rep. Chip Roy of Texas
Rep. Erin Houchin of Indiana 
Rep. Nick Langworthy of New York 

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