Perspective | Powerful Chairman Of Federal Workforce Committee Leaves Congress On Friday

Perspective | Powerful chairman of federal workforce committee leaves Congress on Friday

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) waves after addressing the Utah GOP Convention in Sandy, Utah, on May 20. (Rick Bowmer/AP)Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will leave a legacy when he quits Congress at 10 a.m. Friday, but we might not have his mug to remind us.
If incoming Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) does as Chaffetz did, portraits of past chairmen will not decorate the committee’s hearing room. Chaffetz ended that long-standing practice, also followed by other committees, when he took over one of the most powerful panels in 2015, opting for …

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