Cummings Gets Oversight Committee Ranking Membership

By: Friday December 17, 2010 11:45 am

Cummings has the potential to be a worthy adversary to Darrell Issa. But the way in which the leadership went about this was pretty ham-fisted.


Towns Reverses, Throws Support to Maloney in Oversight Committee Ranking Member Battle

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 7:45 am

Last night, it appeared that Elijah Cummings would attempt to leapfrog seniority and obtain the ranking membership of the House Oversight Committee with the backing of outgoing ranking member Ed Towns. However, Towns reversed course last night, saying in a statement, “I support Carolyn Maloney to become Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. She is next in line on the Committee, she has the seniority and competence to serve the Caucus well.”

Towns Stepping Down from Oversight, Setting Up Three-Way Battle for Ranking Member

By: Tuesday December 14, 2010 3:40 pm

Ed Towns will give up his post as the Democratic ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, setting up a potential battle for that spot, opposite Darrell Issa, who has promised vigorous and probably endless oversight of the Obama Administration.

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