Cummings Issues Statement on Announcement of Rep. Jason Chaffetz As New House Oversight Committee Chairman
Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement on the announcement that Rep. Jason Chaffetz will be the next committee chairman:
“I congratulate Rep. Chaffetz and look forward to working together to conduct bipartisan oversight, develop constructive reforms, and move our nation forward. I am hopeful that Rep. Chaffetz will work closely with Democrats to develop our Committee’s agenda for the next Congress, consult closely on our rules and protocols, and address the core issues that go to the center of people’s daily lives. I am encouraged that Rep. Chaffetz has shown a sincere interest in working together and focusing on reform, and I hope this bipartisanship continues.”
Over the last few months, Rep. Cummings and Rep. Chaffetz have visited each other’s districts in an effort to lay the foundation for bipartisanship in the next Congress.