By B. Raack, KWMU
Washington, D.C. – Republican congressman Roy Blunt of Missouri will be the new majority whip of the US House when Congress convenes in January.
The GOP elected their new leaders Wednesday. Blunt, who was just elected to his fourth term in Congress, succeeds Tom DeLay of Texas as party whip. DeLay becomes majority leader. Fellow Republican, John Shimkus of Collinsville, has high praise for Blunt.
As majority whip, the third highest leadership post in the House Republican Conference, Blunt's role will be to insure that there are enough votes for final passage of GOP legislation.