Chaffetz tapped to succeed Issa on high-profile House oversight panel

Nick Kalman

There are new hands at the helm of the IRS targeting investigation and other key congressional probes.

The House Republican steering committee announced Tuesday that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, will become the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Chaffetz takes over for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who was term-limited.

Under Issa’s leadership, the committee has been a particular thorn in the side of the Obama administration, spearheading the investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal, which eventually led to Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress.

The committee has also played a key role probing the events surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attack, ObamaCare, and more recently, the IRS targeting of conservative groups…



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