Reps. Rich Nugent, R-Fla., left, and Daniel Webster, R-Fla., confer before a House Rules Committee hearing in the Capitol last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Updated 7:00 p.m. | After Daniel Webster and Rich Nugent bucked leadership and voted for a speaker whose last name was not “Boehner,” House leaders stripped the two Florida congressmen of their positions on the Rules Committee.
The roster for the Rules Committee, which is often referred to as “the speaker’s committee,” was approved Tuesday evening by unanimous consent after GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers made a motion on the floor. Missing from that roster were Webster and Nugent, both members of the panel in the 113th Congress. Full story