Congressman Mark DeSaulnier To Serve On Oversight and Government Reform Committee

January 21, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he will serve on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the 114th Congress. Last week DeSaulnier announced his assignment to the Education & Workforce Committee.

“The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has broad authority to investigate matters and conduct aggressive oversight to maintain a well-functioning government and to keep the public informed. One of my top priorities in the California legislature was to ensure government is transparent, that proper oversight occurs, and that taxpayer dollars are judiciously used. I appreciate the opportunity to bring this experience to federal matters and look forward to working with Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and all of my colleagues on the Committee,” said Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11).

“With over 20 years of public service, Congressman DeSaulnier will bring strong leadership, expertise, and a fresh perspective to the Oversight Committee. I look forward to working with him to reach responsible solutions to the issues affecting our nation and ensure that the federal government works for the American people,” said Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings.

“Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has been a stalwart leader in holding government accountable and protecting the interests of taxpayers and the public. He is incisive, persistent and fair.  He asks the right questions, the tough questions and expects nothing short of open, honest and complete answers. California taxpayers have benefitted directly and immensely from his leadership on transparency, accountability and good government, and now all U.S. taxpayers will enjoy the same,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. The Bay Area Council is one of the leading business groups founded in the San Francisco Bay Area whose membership includes Chevron, Kaiser, Safeway, and others.