Maloney chosen as first woman to lead House Oversight panel

In a statement Wednesday, Maloney said she is “deeply humbled and grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me with the chairmanship.’’

She pledged to do her best to “follow the honorable example that Chairman Cummings left for us all. There’s much work to be done, and I can’t wait to get started.’’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Maloney “a deeply respected and battle-tested leader” who has been a force for progress for decades.

“She brings outstanding legislative experience and knowledge of the workings of Congress that will strengthen the Oversight Committee’s work at this critical time in our nation’s history,’’ Pelosi said, adding that she is confident Maloney’s leadership “will help ensure that Congress can function as our founders intended, as a co-equal branch acting as a check and balance on the others.’’

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