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Press Release Published: May 11, 2023

Comer to Hold Second Oversight Hearing on 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 II” This hearing will be the second held by Committee to address general oversight of the District of Columbia, including crime, safety, and city management.

“Radical left-wing policies pushed in our nation’s capital have led to a crime crisis, rampant homelessness, and lackluster economic opportunities. It’s clear that Americans living in and visiting Washington, D.C. have suffered from haphazard policies that have emboldened criminals. They deserve better. The District of Columbia is a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress, and I intend for the Oversight Committee to fulfill its constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the capital city. In our second hearing, I look forward to hearing from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves on how we can reduce crime and ensure justice to make our capital city safe for all Americans,” said Chairman James Comer.

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

DATE: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

TIME: 10:00 AM EST

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia

* to be accompanied by Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police Robert Contee and City Administrator Kevin Donahue

The Honorable Matthew Graves, U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia

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