WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement upon the election of a new Republican leadership team for the 116th Congress:

“We have a new role and a new mission in the House, and this group is well-equipped to meet the challenge. I know they will defend the significant policy achievements of the last two years, find areas of common ground where possible, and draw a stark contrast with the new liberal majority. This team has the experience, skill, and steadiness to guide us back to the majority, and I congratulate them all on their new positions. In particular, it gives me great confidence as I depart knowing this conference is in good hands with my friend Kevin McCarthy at the top. Bright days are ahead for this team.”  

The GOP leadership team for the 116th Congress:

  • Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  • Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  • Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY)
  • NRCC Chair Tom Emmer (R-MN)
  • Policy Committee Chair Gary Palmer (R-AL)
  • Conference Vice Chair Mark Walker (R-NC)
  • Conference Secretary Jason Smith (R-MO)