WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) will serve as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration. Steil released a statement following the announcement.
“I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration,” said Steil. “My top priorities on the Committee include ensuring the House is open, secure, and accountable to the American people, and to strengthen Americans trust in our elections. I am grateful to Speaker McCarthy for this appointment. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to end the dysfunction in Washington.”
“From ensuring the Capitol remains open, secure, and operational to safeguarding our federal elections, the House Administration Committee does critical work on behalf of the American people,” said Speaker Kevin McCarthy. “To lead this Committee, we need a trusted leader and proven professional with the hands-on-experience required to oversee this important mission and that is why I am proud to select Bryan Steil. Bryan was a key player in reopening the Capitol and has dedicated his time in Congress to developing innovative solutions to help America’s workers, small businesses and safeguarding our election systems. I am confident that the American public’s faith in the People’s House will be restored during Bryan’s tenure as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration.”
The Committee on House Administration’s jurisdiction includes the following:
- Federal Election Law: The Committee’s jurisdiction over federal elections requires it to consider proposals to amend federal election law and to monitor congressional elections across the United States.
- House Operations: The Committee manages the daily operations that keep the House of Representatives running smoothly. The budget authorizes for expenses of House committee, and those for expenses of Members of Congress, are set by the Committee. Additionally, the Committee is responsible for oversight of House officers, including the administrative and technical functions of the House.
- Legislative Branch Oversight: The Committee oversees the management of the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Chief Administrative Officer, Clerk of the House, Sergeant at Arms, House Inspector General, United States Capitol Police, Government Publishing Office, Architect of the Capitol, and the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.
- Capitol Security: The Committee is tasked with securing the Capitol Complex for Members, staff and visitors. The Committee has oversight of the U.S. Capitol Police Board, Capitol Police and the House Sergeant at Arms.
Steil previously served on the Committee on House Administration during the 117th Congress. Most recently, he served as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Elections. In the 116th Congress, he served as the Ranking Chair of the Communications Standards Commission. The Commission is tasked with issuing regulations governing the proper use of all official communications, provides guidance for Member offices, and hears formal complaints against Members of Congress who have allegedly violated the Communication Standards laws or regulations.
In November of 2022, McCarthy tapped Steil to serve on his transition team, tasking him with ‘Restoring the People’s House.’ During the transition to the 118th Congress, Steil has worked with the Committee on House Administration to ensure the Capitol complex could be fully reopened to the American public while ensuring the campus remains safe and secure.