Ehlers tapped as top Republican on House Administration
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers will continue to lead Republicans on the Committee on House Administration in the 110th Congress after being elected as the committee’s Ranking Republican Member Thursday by the House Republican Conference.
Ehlers, R-Mich., will continue to oversee the Committee’s Republican staff and work with Committee Democrats in developing the committee’s agenda. “I am pleased and honored that my Republican colleagues have acknowledged and endorsed my work as chairman” said Ehlers, who became chairman of the Committee on Feb. 1, 2006. Ehlers is the longest-serving member of the Committee from either party, dating back to 1995.
“I look forward to continuing my relationship with my hard-working Committee staff and with all members of the Committee, both Republicans and Democrats, and offering my assistance to ensure as smooth a transition as possible,” Ehlers concluded.
The House Administration Committee is charged with the oversight of federal elections and the day-to-day functions of the House of Representatives. It also has oversight responsibilities over the Library of Congress, the U.S. Botanic Gardens, and the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Zoo.
When he first joined the Committee, Ehlers led a project that resulted in the creation of the Thomas website (thomas.loc.gov), which allows individuals instant access to all Congressional legislation, personal and committee websites and other key information about the U.S. House of Representatives. The project also led to all Congressional offices being connected to the World Wide Web and being accessible to constituents through the World Wide Web and e-mail.
For more information, contact the Committee press office at (202) 225-8281.