Peter King, the outspoken New York Republican, will likely get to serve at least one term as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee--a post he held briefly in 2005 and 2006, before the Democrats took over the House the following year. Issues relating to national security and terrorism don’t seem to fade away, and the committee is likely to be a high-profile one in the next Congress.
Other ranking members likely to grab the chairperson slots include Oklahoma Representative Frank Lucas at Agriculture, Alabama Representative Spencer Bachus at Financial Services, Texas Representative Lamar Smith at Judiciary, and Florida Ileana Ros-Lehtinen at Foreign Affairs, and Dan Lungren for the House Administration.
Here is a full list of chairs:
Committee on Agriculture: Rep. Frank Lucas, Oklahoma
Armed Services Committee: Rep. Buck McKeon, California
Committee on Education and Labor: Rep. John Kline, Minnesota
Committee on Financial Services: Rep. Spencer Bachus, Alabama
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida
Committee on House Administration: Rep. Dan Lungren, California
Committee on the Judiciary: Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas
Committee on Natural Resources: Rep. Doc Hastings, Washington
Committee on Rules: Rep. David Dreier, California
Committee on Science and Technology: Rep. Ralph Hall, Texas
Committee on Small Business: Rep. Sam Graves, Missouri
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct: Jo Bonner, Alabama