Howard Webb is a congressman in the United States House of Representatives and a member of the Democratic Party.


Webb serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations. He has a competitive and hostile relationship with fellow Democratic congressman Wes Buchwalter.

Season 2

Webb was seen as a potential candidate for House Majority Whip, along with Wes Buchwalter, to replace the outgoing Frank Underwood. When Jackie Sharp enters the race, he convinces Buchwalter to drop out and support him in exchange for his position on the Appropriations Committee, as he knows Buchwalter can only offer him an undesirable Ethics Committee position in return. He loses the race to Jackie Sharp, who secured her place by divulging details of Ted Havemeyer's illegitimate daughter to Wes in exchange for his support.


  • His chairmanship appears to be disliked by a few members of his own party as Donald Blythe mentions he despises him for his opposition to an Alzheimer's research funding bill to which Frank replies that he doesn't like him either.
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