Gowdy Replaces Outgoing Chaffetz as Chair of House Oversight Committee

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz shocked the nation when he announced his retirement from Congress effective the end of this month. Chaffetz served as Chair of the House Oversight Committee, one of the most powerful and influential House committees. The Republican Steering Committee fully supported naming Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to take over as Chair, making Gowdy one of the top Republicans in Congress.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will take over as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, replacing outgoing chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

The Republican Steering Committee backed Gowdy on Thursday, Politico reported. Gowdy accepted the post, saying in a statement he’s “grateful” for the opportunity to serve.

“I look forward to working alongside the other Committee members, as well as any member of Congress, as we discharge the jurisdiction assigned to us,” Gowdy’s statement said…

Chaffetz, as Chair of the House Oversight Committee had been criticized lately for being too slow in investigating some of the allegations made against President Donald Trump. Chaffetz said he also supported Gowdy to be the new Chair, saying he was the right man for the job. Depending on how Gowdy does on this committee could help make or break his political career.

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