House Committee Chairs: An All-Boys Club
Just 2 slots remain open, all major committees chaired by men
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2012 5:00 AM CST
Rep. Pete Olson, Rep. Michael Burgess, Rep. Michael Conaway, and Rep. Mike McCaul, are shown in Washington, March 25, 2010. McCaul beat a top female contender to chair the Homeland Security Committee.   (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

(Newser) – Women may have made big strides in the November election, but they struck out with every single House committee chairmanship. The House Republican Steering Committee crowned an all-male slate of chairs yesterday, Politico reports; the only still-open slots that could potentially go to women are the House Ethics Committee and the House Administration Committee. Even so, Politico notes that women saw "big gains in Republican leadership," including a female Republican Conference chair, vice chair, and secretary.

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Nov 28, 2012 5:41 PM CST
Wait, let me put my sunglasses on. The diversity is blinding!! What a surprise, more GOP old doughy white guys. They will never change because they are arrogant and ignorant, which is a GOOD thing. With every passing year they get outnumbered and will soon be as extinct as the dinosaurs.
Nov 28, 2012 4:00 PM CST
and who is surprised by this?
Nov 28, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Here you have it: Concrete, clear evidence of the diversity of the Republican Party. Yessir ... why those white guys range all the way from middle to old age ... and from black to white ... hair. Diversity manifest ... !!!