Former St Louis area protest organizer Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), who posed for a celebratory “Squad” expansion photo as she was sworn in on Sunday, also will be on the oversight committee.
Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and “Squad” associate Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) were on the oversight committee in the past two-year House term, but during that period most of the action — notably including President Trump’s impeachment — was delegated to the Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
Prior to Trump’s presidency, the House oversight committee was a frequently news-making investigatory panel. Under Trump, its focuses included a hearing last year grilling Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on cost-cutting reforms made before the election and hearings focused on the Trump administration’s immigration policies.