November 30, 2016 2:00 PM
Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) was unanimously re-elected by his House Republican colleagues from the Georgia and South Carolina delegations to his seat on the 32-member House Republican Steering Committee. From a presser:
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) last night was unanimously re-elected by Georgia and South Carolina House Republicans to the powerful House Republican Steering Committee, a 32-member committee that determines Republican members’ committee assignments and selects committee chairmen. Rep. Graves was elected to the committee as Region 4 Representative, which consists of Georgia and South Carolina.
“I’m honored to be re-elected by Georgia and our region to the House Republican Steering Committee at such an exciting time,” said Rep. Graves. “As the House, Senate and White House work hard next Congress to enact conservative reforms, I’ll continue serving on the Steering Committee as a strong voice for our region’s interests.”
Georgia’s clout, as Charlie said, is growing inside the Beltway, but with Congressman Tom Price tapped to be the next Health and Human Services Secretary, it takes one congressman’s name off the table for governor in 2018 and may make it a bit more lucrative for Congressman Graves (and Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) who was recently elected as House Republican Conference Vice-Chairman) to consider a run for governor.