Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) was elected Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee for the 118th Congress. After securing the endorsement of the House Democratic Steering Committee, he was then selected by vote of the full Democratic caucus. He succeeds outgoing representative Carolyn Maloney (NY-12).
“I am truly humbled and honored beyond measure to be elected Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee for the 118th Congress,” said Rep. Raskin. “I was recruited to this Committee by Representative Elijah Cummings on my first day of my first Term and it is overwhelming to think I will now be one of his successors. I am thinking about him a lot today.”
“I look forward to championing our Democratic priorities on the House’s lead investigative committee and drawing on the remarkable talents and voices of our Democratic Members. I want to thank Representatives Steve Lynch and Gerry Connolly for their remarkable work, integrity and commitment to the Oversight Committee, and all my colleagues for entrusting me with this awesome responsibility. And a special shout-out to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for endorsing my candidacy many weeks ago.”
Rep. Raskin currently serves as chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, where he led a seven-part series on the rise of violent white supremacy and convened hearings exposing censorship and book banning in public schools, among many other projects. He was the lead House impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump and a Member of the Select Committee on the January 6 attack.