WASHINGTON – Maryland Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today announced the Subcommittee Ranking Members for the 112th Congress. The Ranking Members and Subcommittee members were elected earlier today during the Democratic Caucus of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in accordance with the Rules of the Democratic Caucus.
"We have elected the finest possible team of public servants, who are ready to do the work of the American people," said Cummings. "I am confident that we will work together, both on this side of the aisle, and with our Republican colleagues, to encourage comprehensive investigations and hearings that will provide responsible solutions to the issues affecting our nation and the American people."
Subcommittee Ranking Members and Subcommittee Jurisdictions
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy – Legislative jurisdiction over the federal civil service and the U.S. Postal Service. The Subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over labor policy.
Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management – Legislative jurisdiction over the government management and accounting measures, the economy, efficiency, and management of government operations and activities (other than procurement and data standards), federal property, and reorganizations of the executive branch.
Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives – Legislative jurisdiction over Drug Policy, the District of Columbia, the Census Bureau, and federal records (including the National Archives and Records Administration and the Presidential Records Act). The subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over federal health care policy, food and drug safety, public support for the arts, libraries and museums, criminal justice, and transportation.
Rep. John Tierney (D-MA), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations – Oversight jurisdiction over national security, homeland security, foreign operations, immigration, and emergency management.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending – Legislative jurisdiction over federal paperwork reduction, data quality, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The Subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over regulatory affairs, stimulus policy, federal spending, education, agriculture, and communications policy.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs – Oversight jurisdiction over financial and monetary policy, banking, housing, and insurance regulation, financial crisis and rescues, and tax policy.
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform – Legislative jurisdiction over public information, including Freedom of Information and Advisory Committees, federal information technology and data standards, procurement and grant reform, the relationship between the federal government and states and municipalities, including unfunded mandates. The subcommittee also has oversight jurisdiction over public broadcasting.