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House OGR committee/subcommittee updates

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its first organization meeting to iron out committee business and determine order and operations for the committee during the 114th Congress. The first order of business for the committee was officially announcing new committee members:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), ranking member Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-TN) Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) Rep. John Mica (R-FL)
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)
Rep. Earl Carter (R-GA) Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL)
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK).
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (C-CA) Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)  

The newly named Subcommittee on Government Operations is led by Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Ranking Member Gerry Connolly (D-VA).

“I’m honored to be named Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and hope to work in a bipartisan fashion with Chairman Mark Meadows to make sure the federal government is as efficient and effective as possible,” Connolly said. “We have a great opportunity to work together to strengthen the federal workforce and build on the success of FITARA to streamline our government’s use of technology.”

The subcommittee will have jurisdiction over:

  • government management and accounting measures
  • the economy, efficiency and management of government operations and activities
  • procurement
  • federal property
  • public information, including the Freedom of Information Act and Federal Advisory Committee Act
  • federal records, including the National Archives and Records Administration and the Presidential Records Act
  • federal information technology and data standards
  • grant reform
  • and the relationship between the federal government and states and municipalities, including unfunded mandates

The subcommittee’s members are:

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Rep. Earl Carter (R-GA) Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)  
Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)  

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