Norton Congratulates Carolyn Maloney on Historic Election to Oversight Chair
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today congratulated Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on her historic election as the first woman to chair the House Oversight and Reform Committee following the death of Elijah Cummings last month. Norton, the second highest ranking Democrat on the committee, had indicated she would only seek the chair if Maloney did not achieve it, but says that Maloney’s seniority and broad experience will serve the Oversight Committee well.
“Congratulations to my friend Carolyn Maloney on this historic step,” Norton said. “Although she becomes chair following the loss of a much-admired Chairman, Carolyn is a tough and capable leader – more than capable of carrying on the Committee’s important work. I look forward to working closely with her as chair and continuing our push for D.C. statehood, advancing H.R. 51 onto the House floor for final passage.”