The GOP is going to need some ‘binders full of women’

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Of the 19 committee chairs chosen by House Republicans thus far, all 19 are white men!

There are two chairmanships still open for the next session of Congress (both will be filled by men).

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In contrast, House Democrats are likely to have five women as ranking members on committees including Appropriations, Rules, Financial Services, Science and Small Business.

And while Democrats are gaining women in their ranks, Republicans are losing them.  The overall number of Republican women serving in the House will drop from 24 to 19 at the start of the 113th Congress, which begs the question: where are the binders full of women?

UPDATE: Surprise! On Friday, after digging through their binders full of women, Boehner & Co. finally found one.

NBC News has learned that Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) will be named
chair of the House Administration Committee. Miller did not serve on
the committee during the 112th Congress. […]

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