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Rep. Blake Moore Secures Vice Chair Role in House GOP Conference

In a significant reshuffle within the House Republican ranks, Rep. Blake Moore of Utah has been chosen as the new vice chair of the House Republican Conference.

This development comes as Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana ascends from his previous vice chair role to take on the speakership.

Moore, who is serving his second term, holds positions on the influential House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee. Additionally, he is the vice chair of the Republican Governance Group, which is known for its centrist stance within the GOP.

In his remarks to the media, Moore commended the GOP’s adherence to the “Commitment to America” agenda set during the 2022 midterms and celebrated the legislative successes of the party’s energy and border policies.

Acknowledging the complexities of the current political climate in Washington, Moore emphasized the party’s proactive efforts to navigate a divided government.

The race for the vice chairmanship was competitive, with Moore emerging victorious over six other contenders.

The roster of candidates was diverse, including two newcomers, Reps. Mark Alford of Missouri and Mike Collins of Georgia. The contest also saw three female representatives vying for the position: Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota, and Beth Van Duyne of Texas. Rep. Brian Mast of Florida was also a notable candidate in the race.