Tri-Caucus Members Likely to Takes Chairmanships in New Congress
Now that Democrats gave regained control of the House of Representatives, tri-caucus member will likely resume control of some pretty crucial committees. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is expected to retake the helm of Oversight and Government reform. With subpoena power, he can look into a myriad of scandals plaguing the current administration. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) is expected to reclaim her gavel on Financial Services. In this capacity, she could potentially pursue Trump’s tax returns. Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is expected to, once again, chair the Homeland Security committee. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) is expected to chair the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) will likely chair the Veterans Affairs committee. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) will likely chair the Small Business Committee. Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) is expected to resume his role as Chair of the Education and Workforce Committee. And Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) will chair the National Resources Committee. While many of these Members of Congress may enjoy having subpoena power, their biggest trump card are hearings with big names and live cameras. More here.