Davis reassigns IT oversight to new Government Reform panel

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.)

House Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) has decided to fold procurement policy oversight back into the full committee, leaving IT issues under one of four new subcommittees.

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) is chairman of the new Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Census Subcommittee. Putnam, who is in the second year of his first term, was vice chairman of the National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations Subcommittee last session.

Rep. William Clay (D-Mo.) is the new ranking minority member, taking over for Rep. Jim Turner (D-Texas), who moved on to become ranking member of the Select Committee on Homeland Security.

The IT subcommittee will focus on implementing the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Information Security Management Act and the Government Paperwork Elimination Act.
Davis also reorganized three other subcommittees and named new leaders:
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) is chairman of the Human Rights and Wellness Subcommittee, with Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) as ranking minority member.

Rep. Todd Platts (R-Pa.) leads the Government Efficiency and Financial Management Subcommittee, and Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) will be ranking member.

Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-Va.) took over the Civil Service and Agency Organization Subcommittee, with Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) as ranking member.

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