TIME's Viveca Novak reports that Rep. Waldholtz has been a rising star among new GOP members of Congress. Among her distinctions: she is the first freshman in 70 years to be placed on the House Rules Committee. "She's been big on congressional reform efforts. In fact, her bill on gift reform is coming to the floor Thursday. She has handled herself fairly well, she managed to get a little highway funding pork sent back home to Utah, so she's quickly learned how to play the game."