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GOP leaders promise investigations with House majority

Congressman Jim Jordan speaking in Ohio in early November Associated Press/Photo by Michael Conroy, file

GOP leaders promise investigations with House majority

Republican Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that House GOP leaders have a 40- to 50-item agenda for the House Oversight Committee. As the ranking member of the committee since 2020, Comer is in line to lead the committee in the new Congress. He has previously said that investigating President Joe Biden’s son Hunter will be one of his top priorities—as well as investigating the Biden family’s finances. Comer has also said he will investigate the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and federal spending in response to COVID-19.

How are Republicans going to investigate these things? Republicans are slated to only have a slim majority in the House during the next Congressional session—currently, they only have two seats beyond a bare majority with two additional seats currently too close to call. So, they likely won’t be able to pass much legislation without Democrats’ cooperation. But Republicans will likely have control of several key committees that would allow them oversight of government agencies, which could hamper the Biden administration’s agenda.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in WORLD Magazine about the key political races in the last election that had the ability to decide which party controlled Congress.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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