The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is a political committee devoted to maintaining and increasing the 232-member Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The NRCC’s origins date back to 1866, when the Republican caucuses of the House and Senate formed a “Congressional Committee.” Today, the NRCC is organized under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. It supports the election of Republicans to the House through direct financial contributions to candidates and Republican Party organizations; technical and research assistance to Republican candidates and Party organizations; voter registration, education and turnout programs; and other Party-building activities.
While the primary sources of funding for the DCCC are labor union and trial lawyers’ interest groups and Democratic Members of Congress, the NRCC relies most heavily on individuals from all walks of life who contribute $25, $35 or $50 per year. For information on becoming a contributor to the NRCC, click on the “Contributions” button to the right, or to view our disclosure reports, go to the Federal Election Commission website.
The NRCC is governed by its chairman, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02), and an executive committee composed of Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Chairman is elected by the House Republican Conference after each Congressional election. House Speaker John Boehner and the seven other elected leaders of the Republican Conference of the House of Representatives serve as ex-officio members of the NRCC’s executive committee.
The day-to-day operations of the NRCC are overseen by Executive Director Liesl Hickey, who manages a staff of professionals with expertise in campaign strategy, development, planning, and management; digital; research; communications; fundraising; administration; and legal compliance.