Rep. Gowdy to Chair Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Posted by Bob Levi on 06/08/17
Earlier today, the House Republican Steering Committee selected Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to succeed retiring Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Chaffetz will be leaving Congress at the end of June.
Rep. Gowdy is serving in his fourth term as a member of the House of Representatives and is a former federal prosecutor. As a prosecutor, he was awarded "the Postal Inspector's Award" for successfully prosecuting a multiple-felon who robbed two post offices. The incoming chairman gained national attention as chair of the House select committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate, in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Gowdy currently serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He is also a member of the Judiciary Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Select Committee on Intelligence.