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John Kline — Education and Labor Committee

By Aaron Mehta

A former Marine helicopter pilot, John Kline has represented Minnesota’s 2nd district since 2003. His 25 years in the military included a st

Doc Hastings — Natural Resources Committee

By Kristen Lombardi

Richard “Doc” Hastings, a one-time paper company executive, was among the historic freshman class that swept House Republicans into power in

Paul Ryan — Budget Committee

By Caitlin Ginley

Paul Ryan went to Congress at the age of 28, representing Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, which includes farm communities as well as

Jerry Lewis — Appropriations Committee?

By Amy Biegelsen

A California congressman since 1978, Jerry Lewis aims to regain the gavel of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and all the federal bud

C.W. Bill Young — Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

By Caitlin Ginley

C.W. Bill Young is the most senior Republican serving in the U.S. House and a fixture in Florida politics. First elected in 1970, he represe

Spencer Bachus — Financial Services Committee

Spencer Bachus is a nine-term lawmaker from Alabama’s 6th district, which includes the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa suburbs. It is one of the m

Hal Rogers — Appropriations Committee?

By Peter H. Stone

Kentucky’s Hal Rogers, a prime candidate to take over the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee, which controls federal spending, has

Howard "Buck" McKeon — Armed Services Committee

By Amy Biegelsen

Rep. Howard McKeon (R-Calif.) answers to the nickname “Buck,” an appropriate moniker for the man about to help oversee one of the biggest ch

Joe Barton — Energy and Commerce Committee?

By Aaron Mehta

A longtime conservative from Texas, Rep. Joe Barton rocketed onto the national spotlight by famously apologizing to BP during a June hearing

Dave Camp — Ways and Means Committee

By Peter H. Stone

Dave Camp of Michigan, the presumptive new chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, was first elected two decades ago and

Peter King — Homeland Security Committee

By Josh Israel

Peter T. King, one of just two Republicans in New York’s current 28-member House delegation, has represented much of Long Island’s Nassau an

Darrell Issa — Oversight and Government Reform Committee

By Josh Israel

Officials from the Obama administration will likely be frequent visitors to this panel once Darrell Issa takes the gavel....

Fred Upton — Energy and Commerce Committee?

By Kristen Lombardi

Since 1987, Fred Upton, 57, has represented Michigan’s 6th Congressional District, which spans the southwestern corner of the Wolverine Stat

John Mica — Transportation Committee

By Aaron Mehta

John Mica, the brother of former Democratic Rep. Dan Mica, was elected to the U.S. House as a Republican in 1992 representing Florida’s 7th