Oversight Committee Gets New Name

Jan 2, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 2, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings issued the following statement after the Committee on Rules announced a rules package that renames the “Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR)” as the “Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR)”:

“I am pleased that the House of Representatives will be changing the name of our Committee to better reflect our true jurisdiction, which covers both government and the private sector.  In the upcoming session of Congress, we will investigate waste, fraud, and abuse in the Trump Administration, and we will also examine many other issues that affect the American people every day, such as the escalating prices of prescription drugs that are negatively impacting families across the country and the opioid crisis that is devastating our communities.  I am also heartened that our new acronym will now reflect the fact that oversight is one of Congress’ core responsibilities under the Constitution.”

 

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116th Congress