Chairmanships for the House administration and ethics committees will be selected later this year.
House Republicans have been taking flak for a lack of racial and gender diversity — all their chairmen are white and male — in their leadership picks.
The only GOP minority or woman currently serving as a committee chairman, Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is stepping down from the post because of chairmanship term limits.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, who earlier this month was elected House conference chairman — considered the fourth-rung of the HouseGOP leadership ladder — is the highest ranking House Republican woman or minority.
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