House Speaker John A. Boehner was seen glad-handing colleagues on the House floor.
Several Democratic proposals in the House and Senate could be adopted as part of the White House review.
Development means chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee free to focus on tax reform.
Most senior Republican woman in Congress noncommittal on review of nation's gun laws.
Lawmakers are biding their time by passing modest bills long languishing on the House and Senate dockets.
Government watchdogs are warning that the independent office responsible for overseeing ethics investigations of House lawmakers could become a toothless entity.
One Republican lawmaker voted against final passage of the measure. Who was he?
Unlike the GOP, Democrats note that members who are White, Black, old, young, urban and rural earned top spots on House committees.
The move means the holidays could be short -- or canceled -- for lawmakers.
Only one woman will chair a House committee, but GOP counts a few women in other leadership positions.