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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:44 PM

Carolyn Maloney chosen as first woman to lead House Oversight panel

Source: Associated Press

Maloney chosen as first woman to lead House Oversight panel

By MATTHEW DALY
November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) ó Veteran New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney was elected Wednesday lead the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee, the first woman to hold the job in the panelís 92-year history.

Maloney defeated Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly by a 133-86 vote in a secret ballot among the full Democratic caucus. She succeeds the late Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who died last month.

As Oversight chief, Maloney, 73, will play a key role in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The committee has a broad portfolio, including oversight of the Trump administrationís handling of the census and immigration matters, as well as investigations into Trumpís business dealings and security clearances granted to White House officials.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/c74510efe3e4452bb62fc1da5d4ce11f

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