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Press Release Published: Mar 22, 2023

Comer Announces Hearing to Conduct Oversight of the District of Columbia

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will hold a full committee hearing titled “Overdue Oversight of the Capital City: Part I.” This hearing will address general oversight of the District of Columbia, including crime, safety, and city management.

“Congress has sent a clear message to the D.C. Council: it’s time to make our nation’s capital safe again. All Americans should feel safe in their capital city, but radical left-wing policies have led to a crime crisis, a declining educational system, and a diminishing tax base. As the committee with jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, the Oversight Committee has a constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight of the policies that have plagued our capital city. To examine the city’s increasingly radical legislative proposals I have invited members of the D.C. Council, the Chief Financial Officer, and the head of the D.C. Police Union to testify at a hearing scheduled for March 29. I look forward to their cooperation and insight as we work to improve Washington, D.C. and hold its officials accountable,” said Chairman James Comer.

WHAT: Hearing titled “Overdue Oversight of the Capital City: Part I”

DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

TIME: 10:00 AM EST

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


Mr. Phil Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia

Mr. Charles Allen, Councilmember, Council of the District of Columbia

Mr. Glen Lee, Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia

Mr. Greggory Pemberton, Chairman, D.C. Police Union The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at Press must be congressionally credentialed and should RSVP by emailing by Tuesday, March 28 at 5:00p.