The Edmond Sun
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
Representative James Lankford, R-Okla., was elected Wednesday as chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee for the 113th Congress.
Lankford was re-elected Nov. 6 to his 5th District Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. This will be the start of his second term in office.
“As a conference of ideas, engaging our membership is key to exploring all principled solutions to the problems facing our nation,” Lankford said. “Gathering smart policy solutions from all members is critical for reforming our unmanageable tax code, creating long-term employment opportunities, reducing our crippling debt and revitalizing the stagnate economy.
“The families in my home district in Oklahoma have commonsense solutions to resolve the issues of our day. Their ideas and the ideas from around the nation must continue to be represented at the leadership table and in the policy meetings of Congress.
“Chairman Price earned due praise for his leadership of the Policy Committee over the past two years. Going forward, we must maintain positive momentum and fresh perspectives while serving our constituents and our nation. I look forward to meeting with our newly elected leadership team and my colleagues in the House to continue to discuss ways to build on the significant work we’ve already accomplished,” Lankford concluded.
The Republican Policy Committee chairman is an integral role within GOP Conference leadership, following the Speaker of the House, Majority Leader, Majority Whip and Republican Conference chair. The Policy Committee chair affords its occupant a significant voice in formulating and promoting House GOP policy as well as a seat at the leadership table.