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The election produced little turnover among congressional leaders on civil service issues for the 2017-2018 Congress. The chairmen and ranking Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are still in Congress and are expected to remain in those positions—although changes always are possible as Congress reorganizes. One notable change was the defeat of Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., a former chair of the House oversight panel and the main proponent of opening airport screener jobs up for conversion from federal employee to contractor performance. Also, a main sponsor of bills to limit appeals rights of VA employees, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee did not run for re-election. His name is in circulation to become VA Secretary, where he might pursue some of those initiatives administratively.