WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) was chosen by the Republican Steering Committee as the new Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee:

“I want to congratulate Jamie on his new appointment as Ranking Member. The Oversight and Reform Committee will be a battleground for transparency and accountability over the next few months and we need a fighter like Jamie at the helm. Jamie is a good friend and I look forward to working with him in my capacity as Ranking Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.”