(a) Nominations by the Steering Committee.—
(1) The Republican Steering Committee shall nominate the Republican Members who shall serve as Chairmen, except as provided in Rules 12 and 13. The Member nominated by the Steering Committee for this position need not be the Member with the longest consecutive service on the Committee, and such nominations shall be out of order except as recommended in the report of the Steering Committee.
(2) The Republican Steering Committee may also designate the Republican Members who shall serve as Vice Chairman. The Member designated by the Steering Committee for this position need not be the Member with the longest consecutive service on the Committee.
(b) Voting Procedure.—The Conference shall vote by secret ballot on each recommendation of the House Republican Steering Committee for the position of Chairman. The call of the Conference at which such balloting will take place shall name and list the individuals recommended by the Committee.
(c) Rejection and new nominations.—If the Republican Conference fails to approve a recommendation of the Steering Committee with respect to a nomination for the position of Chairman, the matter shall be automatically recommitted without instructions to that Committee.
(d) Obligation of committee chairmen.—The Republican Chairman of each committee has an obligation to ensure that each measure on which the Republican Conference has taken a position is managed in accordance with such position on the Floor of the House of Representatives.
(e) Term limitation.—No individual shall serve more than three consecutive terms as Chairman or Ranking Member of a standing, select, joint, or ad hoc Committee or Subcommittee beginning with the 104th Congress.