House reform committee drops 'oversight' from its name only

The start of the 106th Congress has seen a change in the name of the House
committee that is the chief overseer of government information technology policy.


During its organizational meeting this month, the House Government Reform
and Oversight Committee officially shortened its name to the House Government Reform
Committee.


Committee members said they agreed to the change in part to avoid
confusion with the House Oversight Committee. The new name reflects no change in the work
of the committee, a staff member said.


Meanwhile, there are some shifts among ranking members on the Government
Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology. Rep. Steve Horn
(R-Calif.) is still the chairman, but Rep. Jim Turner (D-Texas) will take over the ranking
minority post from Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.).   

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