Senate Republican Policy Committee
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In the United States Senate, the Republican Policy Committee is the policy research arm of the Republican Conference. It was established in 1947 along with its Democratic counterpart, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.
Its leader, the Policy Committee chairman, is the fourth-ranking Republican in the Senate, behind the Republican Leader, the Republican Whip, and the Republican Conference Chairman.
According to Congressional Quarterly, "the Policy Committee is in effect a legislative think tank. The committee organizes the prominent Tuesday lunches with summaries of major bills, analysis of roll call votes and distribution of issue papers."
List of chairmen
|1947–1952||Robert A. Taft||Ohio|
|1953||William F. Knowland||California|
|1954||Homer S. Ferguson||Michigan|
|1955–1961||Styles Bridges||New Hampshire|
|1962–1968||Bourke B. Hickenlooper||Iowa|
|1985–1990||William L. Armstrong||Colorado|
|2007–2009||Kay Bailey Hutchison||Texas||First woman to hold position|
|2009–2011||John Thune||South Dakota|
- ↑ Archived November 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
|Party caucuses and conferences in the United States Congress|
|Senate Republican Conference||Senate||Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Conference Chair||Chairperson||Caucus Chair|
|Conference Vice-Chair/Secretary||Secretary||Caucus Secretary|
|Policy Committee Chair||Policy Committee||Policy Committee Chair|
|House Republican Conference||House of Representatives||House Democratic Caucus|
|Conference Chair||Presiding Officer||Caucus Chair|
|Vice-Chair||Vice Chair||Vice-Chair / Secretary|
|Policy Committee Chair||Policy Committee||Policy Committee Co-Chair|
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