Oversight Committee Marks First 100 Days of 117th Congress

Apr 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 12, 2021)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement to mark the first 100 days of the 117th Congress:

 

“The Oversight and Reform Committee hit the ground running during the first 100 days of the 117th Congress.  We oversaw over $350 billion of the momentous $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to give critical assistance to help communities across the country battle the coronavirus pandemic.  We also held pivotal hearings on the need for 712,000 residents of the District of Columbia to have representation; reforms to put the Postal Service on sustainable financial footing; and legislation to address gender pay inequities.  I am immensely grateful for the leadership of all the Democratic Committee Members for their efforts in pushing for more consumer protections, health care for veterans, and a more efficient federal government.  I look forward to continuing to lead our Committee as we take big, bold actions for all of our constituents.”

 

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

 

INVESTIGATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

 

Full Committee Hearing on H.R. 51: Making D.C. the 51st State

Full Committee Hearing on Examining the Long-Term Economic Impacts of Gender Inequality

Full Committee Hearing on Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on Sustainable Financial Footing

Full Committee Hearing on 2021 GAO High-Risk Report

Full Committee Hearing on Accountability and Lessons Learned from the Trump Administration’s Child Separation Policy

Joint Full Committee Hearing on Role in Private Tech in SolarWinds Breach and Ongoing Campaign

National Security Subcommittee Hearing on the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s 2021 High-Risk List

Government Operations Subcommittee Hearing on Revitalizing the Federal Workforce

National Security Subcommittee Hearing on A Pathway for Peace in Afghanistan

 

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

 

Associated Press:  Biden: Governors, mayors need $350 billion to fight COVID-19


New York Times:  Democrats Press for D.C. Statehood as Part of Voting Rights Agenda


Sports Illustrated:  Megan Rapinoe To Congress on Gender Pay Gap: ‘We Don’t Have to Wait’


Forbes:  Megabus Suspends Washington D.C. Buses As Travel Companies Urged to Help Combat Inauguration Attacks

 

CBS This Morning:  New government report finds "toxic heavy metals" like arsenic and mercury in popular baby foods

 

Texas Tribune:  U.S. House Oversight Committee investigating operator of Texas' power grid

 

FedWeek:  Postal Reform Effort to Focus on Financial Relief, Transparency

 

Reuters:  Democrats in U.S. Congress blast Postal Service revamp plan

 

ABC News:  Raskin demands briefing from FBI on extremists infiltrating police, military after report goes public

 

CBS News:  Lawmakers to introduce K2 legislation that guarantees health coverage, services for sick veterans

 

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