Friday, November 30, 2012

Boehner Announces a Woman Committee Chair After All

Pay attention, Republicans: sometimes when enough of us speak up and let the leadership of the party know we are not happy about some decisions being made, they actually listen and respond.  Case in point - Speaker Boehner has appointed Rep Candice Miller, (R-MI) a woman, to head up the Committee on House Administration.  Well, it's a start.

What exactly is the Committee on House Administration? I looked it up. Here is the summary from the website:

The Committee on House Administration is charged with the oversight of federal elections and the day-to-day operations of the House of Representatives. With the 112th Congress, two subcommittees were added to the Committee's jurisdiction: the Subcommittee on Elections, which examines issues related to elections and voting systems, including the adoption of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) provisions at the state level, and the Subcommittee on Oversight which will focus on identifying and reducing wasteful spending within House operations and establish best practices to help improve services to the House community.
Sounds like a committee to keep everything organized.  I have no doubt that a woman will do this job with distinction.  Whether it is the public sector or the private sector, we all know that it is the women in the organization that are the ones keeping things running.

Speaker Boehner made the following statement as he made the announcement:

In a statement, Boehner said Miller “has a big job ahead” leading a committee responsible for the nuts and bolts of House operations — including orientation for new members and office assignments.

Do Democrats have more women serving in committee leadership? Yes. Do I care? No.  I only care about my party and how it is progressing with diversity in leadership.  I already know that the Democrats claim to be the party more favorable to women yet continue to act otherwise. I'm expecting better from my own party.

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