WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced that Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) has appointed him to serve as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations. Chaired by Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11), the Subcommittee on Government Operations holds public officials accountable and ensures that the American people have access to critical information about the operations of the federal government.
With legislative and oversight jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of Labor, and the Office of Management and Budget, the subcommittee ensures that federal agencies are open and transparent in their execution of federal law. The subcommittee also has legislative jurisdiction over drug policy, federal records, and the District of Columbia.
“I'm pleased to have Jody serve as Vice Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee,” said Chairman Chaffetz. “He has a strong grasp on the realities facing our federal workforce and understands the need for crucial reforms. His experience paired with steady leadership will be valuable to this Committee moving forward.”
“Oversight of our federal government is the most critical tool in our crusade against waste, fraud, and abuse,” said Congressman Hice. “In matters of mismanagement, a swift, thorough, and complete investigation is absolutely necessary to achieve results on behalf of the American people. As Vice Chairman, an integral part of my job will be to make sure that our government is operating in an effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible manner. I’m grateful that Chairman Chaffetz selected me for this important position, and I look forward to continuing my service on this vital committee.”
In addition to this appointment, Congressman Hice will continue to serve on the Subcommittee on National Security.