Rep. Bill Pascrell named chair of House oversight panel

Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellTrump says people ‘in the dark shadows’ are controlling Biden Democrats tear into Trump’s ‘deep state’ tweet: His ‘lies and recklessness’ have ‘killed people’ Two Democrats call for criminal inquiry of postmaster general MORE (D-N.J.) on Tuesday was selected to lead the House Ways and Means Committee’s oversight subcommittee for the remainder of this Congress, succeeding the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden goes on offense Congress must bolster voting rights and invest in the protection of our election system Ginsburg to lie in state in Capitol on Friday MORE (D-Ga.) in the position.

The Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee chose Pascrell to be chair of the subcommittee, which is tasked with conducting oversight on tax, trade and health issues.

Pascrell said in a statement that it is “an enormous honor and responsibility” to follow Lewis in the position. He also said that as subcommittee chair he plans to focus on investigating the Trump administration.

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“Exposing the public and private corruption left in the wake of the Trump government will take all the labor of cleaning up after the circus leaves town,” Pascrell said. “I’m eager to grab a shovel and get to work.”

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealRep. Cedric Richmond set to join House Ways and Means Committee Coons beats back progressive Senate primary challenger in Delaware Pelosi: House will stay in session until agreement is reached on coronavirus relief MORE (D-Mass.) said that he has “full confidence that Rep. Pascrell will work tirelessly to ensure the Trump Administration is implementing the laws under Ways and Means’ jurisdiction efficiently and according to congressional intent.” 

Pascrell was first elected to Congress in 1996 and is a longtime member of the Ways and Means Committee. He has been one of the leaders of Democrats’ efforts to obtain President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE‘s tax returns.

Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric Levon RichmondRep. Cedric Richmond set to join House Ways and Means Committee Biden campaign ratchets up courting of Black voters, specifically Black men Buttigieg, former officials added to Biden’s transition team MORE (D-La.) will fill the opening on the full Ways and Means Committee that occurred following Lewis’s death in July. 

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