Connolly Unanimously Elected Vice-Ranking Member of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

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Washington, January 23, 2017 | comments
On Monday evening, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) was unanimously elected Vice-Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Connolly was also named Ranking Member of the Government Operations Subcommittee, a position he held in the previous Congress.

“As the House’s primary investigative committee, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee has a responsibility to exercise thorough oversight of the Executive Branch, no matter who is in the White House. Our Committee must examine President Trump’s conflicts of interest, his blatant violation of the Emoluments Clause, and the interference in our democratic process by a hostile foreign government,” said Vice-Ranking Member Gerry Connolly. “With the leadership of Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, I look forward to working with my Democratic colleagues to ensure that our committee fills this vital role.”

"I've worked with Rep. Connolly on several issues for many years and he's one of the hardest working Members I know who consistently fights for his constituents,” said Ranking Member Elijah Cummings. “I look forward to working with him to ensure our Committee conducts the necessary oversight of the Administration and improve the lives of all Americans."

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