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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 116th 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
- Mark Walker (NC) as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference
- Jason T. Smith (MO) 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|
- "Republican Conference Chairmen". US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
- Becker, Bernie (2012-11-14). "McMorris Rodgers elected chairwoman of House GOP conference". The Hill. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
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