CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was named Monday to a 21-member team managing the Republican takeover of the U.S. House.
The team is meant to help oversee a "smooth and transparent transition into Republican majority," Republicans said.
The GOP gained at least 60 House seats on Election Day.
"I know that Shelley Moore Capito is fed up with the secret deal-making in Washington, D.C., that for too long has been a part of how both parties operate," said Greg Walden, R-Ore, who is the chairman of the GOP's so-called Office of Majority Transition. "That's why I know she's going to be a great member of our transition team, which will open up the process in the nation's capital so that Americans once again have a voice in how their Congress works."
Capito said the party wants to do things differently after four years in the minority.
Among the things the Republicans hope to build on is their YouCut program, a website they set up earlier this year for users to suggest cuts to the federal government.
"We want to have more accountability and transparency," said Capito.
Some of those transparency measures would be similar to those Democrats promised but apparently failed to deliver on, like giving members the opportunity to read bills before they were voted on.
"They didn't deliver on those promises," Capito said.
She accused the Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., of shutting out the minority. But she also admitted when Republicans were in charge before the 2006 midterms, they had not been as amenable as Republicans now hope to be.
"In all candor, when Republicans had the majority some of the same criticisms were leveled at us as Republicans when we had the leadership," Capito said.