Carolyn Maloney to Replace Elijah Cummings in Position of Leading House Committee on Oversight and Reform

House Democrats elected Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) to be the new chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, taking the place of Elijah Cummings, (D-Md.), who passed away last month.

“I am deeply humbled and grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me with the chairmanship,” Maloney said in a statement. “I’m honored by this opportunity to do more for the American people and will do my best to follow the honorable example that Chairman Cummings left for us all. There’s much work to be done, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Maloney is the first woman to hold the post. She has been serving as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district since 2013.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi commented on her and the caucus’s choice in a statement:

“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,” Pelosi said. “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.”

Maloney was one of the Democrats in the House committees leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

On Sunday, in an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” Pelosi refused to say what charges, if any, would be levied against Trump by House Democrats. She declined to say whether Trump’s tweet criticizing former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony would bring any charges.

Trump wrote that Yovanovitch performed her job duties poorly during the Friday hearing, saying “everywhere” she went in her official capacity “went bad.” Trump later told reporters that he has freedom of speech like anyone else and doesn’t believe he intimidated her, as Democrats have alleged.

“I haven’t had a lot of time to pay attention to the president’s tweets and the legal implications of them,” Pelosi said. “I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate.”

Like other top-level Democrats, Pelosi has refused to say when articles of impeachment would be presented against Trump and also would not commit to an end date to the inquiry.

“I have no idea,” Pelosi told “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan after she was asked about whether the inquiry will be wrapped up by the end of December of this year.

“It is self-evident that we have open hearings for the next week. I don’t know if there are any beyond that,” she added, saying depositions could occur Thanksgiving week. “And then when we come back [from Thanksgiving], maybe a decision or maybe they have more hearings.”

The Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

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Carolyn Maloney to Replace Elijah Cummings in Position of Leading House Committee on Oversight and Reform,

House Democrats elected Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) to be the new chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, taking the place of Elijah Cummings, (D-Md.), who passed away last month.

“I am deeply humbled and grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me with the chairmanship,” Maloney said in a statement. “I’m honored by this opportunity to do more for the American people and will do my best to follow the honorable example that Chairman Cummings left for us all. There’s much work to be done, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Maloney is the first woman to hold the post. She has been serving as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district since 2013.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi commented on her and the caucus’s choice in a statement:

“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,” Pelosi said. “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.”

Maloney was one of the Democrats in the House committees leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

On Sunday, in an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” Pelosi refused to say what charges, if any, would be levied against Trump by House Democrats. She declined to say whether Trump’s tweet criticizing former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony would bring any charges.

Trump wrote that Yovanovitch performed her job duties poorly during the Friday hearing, saying “everywhere” she went in her official capacity “went bad.” Trump later told reporters that he has freedom of speech like anyone else and doesn’t believe he intimidated her, as Democrats have alleged.

“I haven’t had a lot of time to pay attention to the president’s tweets and the legal implications of them,” Pelosi said. “I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate.”

Like other top-level Democrats, Pelosi has refused to say when articles of impeachment would be presented against Trump and also would not commit to an end date to the inquiry.

“I have no idea,” Pelosi told “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan after she was asked about whether the inquiry will be wrapped up by the end of December of this year.

“It is self-evident that we have open hearings for the next week. I don’t know if there are any beyond that,” she added, saying depositions could occur Thanksgiving week. “And then when we come back [from Thanksgiving], maybe a decision or maybe they have more hearings.”

The Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

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