(a) ORGANIZING CONFERENCE.—The organizational meeting of the Conference shall be called by the Speaker, except as otherwise provided by law. The meeting shall be held not later than the 20th day of December.
(b) ORDER OF ELECTIONS.—At the organizational meeting of the Republican Conference, the Conference shall nominate and elect the Elected Leadership for that Congress in the following order—
(1) the Speaker;
(2) the Republican Leader;
(3) the Republican Whip;
(4) the Chair of the Republican Conference;
(5) the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee;
(6) the Chair of the Committee on Policy;
(7) the Vice-Chair of the Republican Conference; and,
(8) the Secretary of the Republican Conference.
except that during any time that the Republican Party is not the majority party of the House of Representatives, there shall be no election held for the office of Speaker.
(c) Prior to the convening of the organizational meeting called pursuant paragraph (a), the current Chair of the Republican Conference shall call a meeting to provide each of the announced candidates for Elected Leadership time to make an oral presentation and entertain questions from Members of the Conference. In establishing the time, date, and format of such meeting, the Chair shall consult with all announced candidates for Elected Leadership and a cross-section of Members of the Conference.