Cummings Gets Oversight Committee Ranking Membership

By: Friday December 17, 2010 7:36 am

Nancy Pelosi announced some ranking memberships for the 112th Congress last night, and most of them were holdovers. But the Oversight Committee was a wildcard. Would the ranking membership go to Carolyn Maloney, next in line for the position and backed by outgoing ranking member Ed Towns? Or would Elijah Cummings, currently third in line, [...]

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

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 7:10 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 [...]

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

By: Tuesday December 14, 2010 3:27 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. There was plenty of belief inside the Democratic caucus that Towns was not cut out [...]

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