REP. TREY GOWDY PICKED TO BE NEXT CHAIR OF HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE - June 8, 2017
Gowdy picked by GOP steering committee to chair House Oversight panel
By Rachel Bade, Politico
The Republican Steering Committee on Thursday backed Rep. Trey Gowdy to become the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The move — if confirmed by the full GOP Conference — would put the South Carolina Republican at the helm of a contentious probe into President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, is known for chairing the House Benghazi investigation and has also been a leading member of the Intelligence Committee’s probe of Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.