Foxx Reappointed to Newly Empowered Oversight Panel
Washington, January 27, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement on being reappointed to the House Oversight Committee:
“I’m so pleased to return as a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for the 117th Congress, and I consider it an honor to continue my work alongside many of my Republican colleagues so we can address the pressing needs of the American people.
“Federal oversight remains a core and solemn responsibility of the United States Congress, and this year, the minority on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will now have the opportunity to hold the Executive Branch to a higher level of accountability through what is referred to as the ‘Seven-Member Rule’.
“In December, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that members of the minority in the House of Representatives can utilize a statute known as the ‘Seven-Member Rule’ to demand that executive agencies turn over pertinent, requested information that falls within the jurisdiction of federal oversight.
“Oversight for the sake of oversight itself is not enough to place full transparency and accountability in government at the feet of the American people. I intend to work closely alongside my Republican colleagues on this panel to hold President Biden accountable on his use of executive authority. There is much work to be done, and I’m proud both to return to the committee and having been chosen for this important role.”