WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee Chair Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) will return as Subcommittee Vice Chair for the 117th Congress. The Members previously served as the respective Subcommittee Chair and Vice Chair in the 116th Congress.
"I am gratified that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez will be returning as Vice Chair this Congress," said Chair Raskin. "Hard-working, eloquent beyond measure and passionately devoted to civil rights and civil liberties, AOC is an unyielding champion of our people and our Bill of Rights. I look forward to working with her to stop the infiltration of law enforcement by white supremacist groups and to restore the full spectrum of rights and liberties eroded under the Trump Administration.”
"I'm honored to be serving once again as the Vice Chair for the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee alongside Chairman Jamie Raskin," said Vice Chair Ocasio-Cortez. "Last term, this subcommittee helped to overturn the unjust citizenship question on the Census and fought to expand voting rights, strengthen immigrant protections, and combat white supremacy and domestic terrorism. I look forward to working with the other subcommittee chairs and vice chairs to advance the critical work of the Committee of Oversight and Reform over the next two years."
The Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has oversight jurisdiction over issues related to civil rights, civil liberties and the equal protection of laws, including voting rights, freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly; equal employment; nondisclosure agreements; and criminal justice reform policies; and legislative and oversight jurisdiction over the Census Bureau and the Census.