House Republicans are considering term limits for committee chairmen and ranking members, a move that could curb many influential Democrats’ power under a potential Republican House majority.
House Republicans already have term limits within the GOP Conference, but adopting the potential rule could significantly curb many potential Democrat ranking members.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the House Financial Services Committee chair since 2013, could no longer serve as the top-ranking Democrat on the committee.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) would no longer be the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee; he has served as the top Democrat on the committee since 2005.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee since 2015, would have to step down.
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) would no longer serve as the leading Democrat on the Armed Services…