Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) made it official on Friday and confirmed that he’s seeking to become chair of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Raskin sent a letter to colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus asking for support of his bid to lead the powerful panel, where he is currently chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Multiple Democrats are jockeying to become the top Democrat on the panel after current chair, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York), was defeated in her primary election earlier this week. “I am grateful to Carolyn Maloney for her leadership of the Committee during the most thoroughgoing assault on American democratic institutions in more than a century,” Raskin wrote in the letter.
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August 29, 2022