House Dems set to choose leader of powerful Oversight panel

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MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As impeachment hearings resume on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee — a key role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Three veteran lawmakers, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the acting chairwoman, are seeking to replace the late Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who died last month. Reps. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts and Gerry Connolly of Virginia also are seeking the post. The House Democratic Steering Committee will make a recommendation on Tuesday, with the full Democratic caucus set to vote Wednesday. The committee has a broad portfolio, including oversight of the Trump administration's handling of the census an
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