Rep. Maloney Settling Into Role As Chair Of Powerful House Panel

Nov 22, 2019
In The News

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is settling in to her new role as chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee.

Maloney is the first woman to chair the committee and is taking over the role following the death of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.

As WCBS 880’s Steve Burns reports, Maloney will soon become another public face among House Democrats leading the impeachment investigations.

Though, she appears to be jumping head first into the position, telling reporters the committee is already picking up steam, “We are looking at the facts, and we will assess them.”

Maloney’s panel is just one of three committees, along with Intelligence and Foreign Affairs, tasked with conducting impeachment related investigations.

“We are in the process of writing a report that will be forwarded to the Judiciary Committee for their review. They will review it and they may draw up articles of impeachment that will be presented to the House,” said Maloney.

After President Donald Trump expressed desire for an impeachment trial to take place, Maloney says he may get his wish.

“I don't always agree with the president, but I do believe the process should go forward,” she noted.

Maloney joins several of her New York colleagues in chairing key committees in Washington, including Appropriation's chair Nita Lowey, Foregoing Affairs chair Eliot Engel and Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler.