Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Election of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney as Oversight and Reform Committee Chair

November 20, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the election of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney as Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform:

“The Congress and the country were devastated by the loss of Chairman Elijah Cummings, a master of the House who led the Committee on Oversight and Reform with great honor, integrity and principle.  Now, our Caucus has elected Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a deeply respected and battle-tested leader, to this critical post.

“Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been a force for progress in America for decades.  At the helm of the Joint Economic Committee, she has honed a keen understanding of the priorities and needs of the American people, and has worked tirelessly to deliver progress that lifts up families in every corner of America.  She brings outstanding legislative experience and knowledge of the workings of the Congress that will strengthen the Oversight Committee’s work at this critical time in our nation’s history.  

“We are confident that Congresswoman Maloney’s leadership will help ensure that the Congress can function as our Founders intended, as a co-equal branch acting as a check and balance on the others, and that our Democratic Majority can continue to achieve progress For The People.”