01/14/2019

A new Congress means new committees. FOX's Chad Pergram explains in today's "Speaker's Lobby"

I'm Chad Pergram with the Speaker's Lobby.

It's not unique for a new House majority to change the names of committees and subcommittees.

Everyone knows about the spate of inquiries to be led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler.

A quest for the President's tax returns by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal.

But how about House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel?

Engel's assembling a panel on oversight and investigations too.

FOX is told there's more interest in investigations than terrorism these days. Specifically the Trump Administration.

The new panel will probe how the administration handled whistle blowers in the diplomatic community.

It's not rare to have such oversight panels.

The Homeland Security, Natural Resources Committee, Science, Armed Services, Financial Services and Veterans Affairs Committees all feature oversight subcommittees.

"What's in a name?" asked William Shakespeare.

When it comes to the names of committees on Capitol Hill, everything.

And to determine the differences in priorities between Democrats and Republicans, look no further than the names of their Congressional committees.

With the Speaker's Lobby, Chad Pergram. Fox News.