Meet the New GOP Members
The House Education Committee is getting a makeover in the new Congress.
First off, it's changing its name back to House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the title it had from 1995 to 2007, when the GOP controlled the chamber.
Second, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the incoming chairman, has named Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., as the chairman of the subcommittee overseeing K-12 policy. That would give him a spot in the "Big 8" lawmakers that the administration is courting in its push to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Other new GOP members include: Rep,-elect Richard Hanna, of New York; Rep.-elect Mike Kelley, of Pennsylvania; Rep.-elect Kristi Noem, of South Dakota; and Rep.-elect Todd Rokita, of Indiana.