This week, the Majority and Minority leadership of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was announced. Representative Edolphus Towns (D-NY) was selected by the House Democratic Caucus to chair the Committee. In addition, the House Republican Conference voted to confirm Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) as the Ranking Minority Member.
Current Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) was recently elected by his Democratic colleagues to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Current Ranking Republican Tom Davis (R-VA) is retiring.
Besides being the chief investigative committee in the House, the panel also has oversight over the National Archives and Record Administration and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.