Committee chairmen play a decisive role in determining what legislation the entire House of Representatives gets to vote on. The listings below demonstrate the seismic shift that will take place if the Democrats win control of the House in November.
In short: The Trump/conservative agenda will be dead if the Democrats regain the House in November.
As a shorthand way of demonstrating that shift, I have taken their scores on the American Conservative Union (ACU) ratings for 2017 of each Republican and each Democrat ranking member on the House's 21 committees. The results are even more dramatic than you might imagine:
Average ACU score for the present Republican committee chairmen: 86%.
Average ACU score for the prospective Democrat committee chairmen: 5%.
That certainly reflects the polarization of the House. The Republicans are the conservative party, and the Democrats are the far-Left party.
In addition, consider that Nancy Pelosi stands to return as Speaker of the House if the Democrats win. Pelosi's ACU score: 7%. Contrast that with Jim Jordan of Ohio, who I and other conservative leaders are backing to be the next Republican leader (to replace retiring Paul Ryan). Jordan's ACU score: 100%.
You can't get more of a contrast than that!
In future memos, I will explain in more detail what these contrasts in committee chairmen mean for legislation that matters so much to our cause. For now, let's just imagine the nightmare if Maxine Waters (ACU score: 0%) becomes a committee spokeswoman for the Democrats; Jerry Nadler (ACU score: 7%) takes over the Judiciary Committee; and Adam Schiff (ACU score: 0%) takes over the reins on the Intelligence Committee. (Hint: There will be NO investigation of Hillary and Democrat collusion with the Russians, and it will be full-speed-ahead on the Impeach Trump witch hunt.)
This is why you and I must make Republican and Independent voters aware of the importance of the midterm election in November. The continuation of the Trump/conservative agenda depends on the Republicans retaining majority control of the House of Representatives!
Here is the proof:
|Republican: K. Michael Conaway (TX)||ACU: 93%|
|Democrat: Collin C. Peterson (MN)||ACU: 26%|
|Republican: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ)||ACU: 65%|
|Democrat: Nita M. Lowey (NY)||ACU: 7%|
|Republican: Mac Thornberry (TX)||ACU: 85%|
|Democrat: Adam Smith (WA)||ACU: 8%|
|Republican: Steve Womack (AR)||ACU: 85%|
|Democrat: John Yarmuth (KY)||ACU: 4%|
|Education and the Workforce|
|Republican: Virginia Foxx (NC)||ACU: 93%|
|Democrat: Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA)||ACU: 4%|
|Energy and Commerce|
|Republican: Greg Walden (OR)||ACU: 74%|
|Democrat: Frank Pallone (NJ)||ACU: 4%|
|Republican: Susan W. Brooks (IN)||ACU: 78%|
|Democrat: Ted Deutch (FL)||ACU: 4%|
|Republican: Jeb Hensarling (TX)||ACU: 96%|
|Democrat: Maxine Waters (CA)||ACU: 0%|
|Republican: Ed Royce (CA)||ACU: 85%|
|Democrat: Eliot L. Engel (NY)||ACU: 4%|
|Republican: Michael McCaul (TX)||ACU: 89%|
|Democrat: Bennie Thompson (MS)||ACU: 4%|
|Republican: Gregg Harper (MS)||ACU: 81%|
|Democrat: Robert Brady (PA)||ACU: 4%|
|Republican: Bob Goodlatte (VA)||ACU: 96%|
|Democrat: Jerry Nadler (NY)||ACU: 7%|
|Republican: Rob Bishop (UT)||ACU: 81%|
|Democrat: Raul Grijalva (AZ)||ACU: 4%|
|Oversight and Government Reform|
|Republican: Trey Gowdy (SC)||ACU: 96%|
|Democrat: Elijah Cummings (MD)||ACU: N/A, but life time 3.57%|
|Republican: Pete Sessions (TX)||ACU: 96%|
|Democrat: James P. McGovern (MA)||ACU: 7%|
|Science, Space, Technology|
|Republican: Lamar Smith (TX)||ACU: 96%|
|Democrat: Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)||ACU: 0%|
|Republican: Steve Chabot (OH)||ACU: 100%|
|Democrat: Nydia Velazquez (NY)||ACU: 4%|
|Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Republican: Bill Shuster (PA)||ACU: 65%|
|Democrat: Peter A. DeFazio (OR)||ACU: 4%|
|Republican: PhilRoe, M.D. (TN)||ACU: 89%|
|Democrat: Tim Walz (MN)||ACU: 8%|
|Ways and Means|
|Republican: Kevin Brady (TX)||ACU: 89%|
|Democrat: Richard Neal (MA)||ACU: 4%|
|Republican: Devin Nunes (CA)||ACU: 80%|
|Democrat: Adam Schiff (CA)||ACU: 0%|
|Average ACU Scores:|