Chaffetz’ Chairmanship Wins Bipartisan Praise

Rep. Jason Chaffetz has established himself as a fierce watchdog over federal employees in his first few months atop the House Oversight panel, reports The Hill.

Writes Cristina Marcos:

Even Democrats are heaping praise on Chaffetz’s tenure, citing improved communication across the aisle and a proactive willingness to consider their ideas on issues such as prescription drug costs and cybersecurity. It’s a stark contrast to Issa, who they say disregarded their role on the committee.

“The chairman’s leadership has been a sea change from the way the committee was run in the past, primarily because he has been willing to work with Democrats and because, for the most part, he has avoided overreaching,” said Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee.