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Chief Administrative Officer of the United States House of Representatives

The Chief Administrative Officer of the United States House of Representatives (CAO) is the chief administrative officer of the United States House of Representatives, charged with carrying out administrative functions for the House, including human resources, information resources, payroll, finance, procurement, and other business services.

Along with the other House officers, the Chief Administrative Officer is elected every two years when the House organizes for a new Congress. The majority and minority party conferences (the Democratic Caucus of the United States House of Representatives and Republican Conference of the United States House of Representatives) nominate candidates for the House officer positions after the election of the Speaker of the House. The full House adopts a resolution to elect the officers, who will begin serving the Membership after they have taken the oath of office.

The office of the CAO was first created during the 104th Congress, which met from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 1997. It replaced the position of the Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives, which was abolished at the same time. Scot Faulkner of West Virginia served as the first CAO. During his tenure he led the reform of the scandal-plagued House financial system, abolished the Folding Room, and privatized Postal operations, printing, and shoe repair. Mr. Faulkner's office also implemented the first House Intranet (CyberCongress) and expanded digital camera coverage of the House Chamber and committee rooms. Faulkner's reform efforts are chronicled in the books "Naked Emperors" [Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. February 2008; ISBN 0-7425-5881-9] and "Inside Congress" [Pocket Books August 1998 ISBN 0-671-00386-0].

In 2007 then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appointed Danial P. Beard of Maryland as CAO. She tasked him to carrying out her Green the Capitol initiative, a move that would later prove not too popular with some Congressional Members. Beard also restructured divisions within CAO that handled such administrative functions as House payroll and benefits.[1] [2]|-In July 2010 he handed the reins of the position over to Dan Strodel of Virginia, who prior to becoming CAO served as a senior adviser on the House Administration Committee. Strodel held the position until early 2014 when the current Chief Administrative Officer Ed Cassidy took over responsibilities.

List of Chief Administrative Officers

This table represents those who have served as Chief Administrative Officer of the United States House of Representatives. The table lists the CAO who began each Congress; Term of Service may end before the sitting Congress if they resigned early.

United States Congress Chief Administrative Officer State or Territory Term of Service
104th Scot Faulkner West Virginia January 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997
105th Jeff Trandahl South Dakota January 3, 1997 – January 3, 1999
106th James M. Eagen, III Maryland January 3, 1999 – February 15, 2007
107th Virginia
108th
109th
110th
111th Daniel P Beard Maryland February 15, 2007 – July 1, 2010
112th Daniel J. Strodel Virginia July 15, 2010 – January 3, 2012
113th Daniel J. Strodel Virginia January 3, 2012 - January 6, 2014
113th Ed Cassidy Virginia January 7, 2014 - Present}

References

  1. ^ "Green the Capitol Program Turns Down Volume After Directors Departure". nytimes.com. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chief Administrative Office Dan Beard unveiled his Green the Capitol final report to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D,CA)". asia.org. Retrieved June 21, 2007. 

External links

  • Official website
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