Congressman Lieu Appointed to Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) announced his appointment to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the 114th Congress. As the primary investigative body for the House of Representatives, the Committee has the authority to scrutinize any matter within the jurisdiction of standing House committees. The Committee has historically served as a critical check on the powers of the legislative and executive branches as well as abuses of the public trust by private companies.
“I am truly honored by the opportunity to serve on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,” said Congressman Lieu. “I look forward to working with Chairman Chaffetz, Ranking Member Cummings, and my fellow committee members to eliminate wasteful spending, protect consumer rights, and expose fraud and abuse.”
“I am especially pleased to be appointed to a committee that was formerly chaired by my predecessor, Congressman Henry A. Waxman. As Chairman, Congressman Waxman exposed the dangers of smoking and the deceptive practices of tobacco companies, investigated steroid use in professional baseball, and revealed widespread fraud in government contracts in Iraq and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Congressman Waxman was interested in accountability to the public, from both government and the private sector. I look forward to continuing his work on behalf of the people of California’s 33rd Congressional District.”
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is Congressman Lieu’s second committee appointment for the 114th Congress. Congressman Lieu also serves on the House Committee on the Budget and is the freshman class President.