Earlier this week, Congressman James Comer was elected the Republican Leader of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is the primary investigative committee in the U.S. House. See what the media and others have to say:

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise Congratulates Comer on Oversight Post
“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.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Congratulates Ranking Member Comer
“Congratulations to my friend Congressman Jamie Comer for being selected to lead House Republicans on the Oversight and Reform Committee. Jamie is a strong voice for Kentucky values. We’ve partnered together to support farm families, protect our waters from Asian Carp, and address the substance abuse epidemic. His Bluegrass values will position him perfectly to keep a watchful eye on the federal government and ensure it never forgets Middle America.”

Congressman Jim Jordan on Comer: “He’ll be a fierce watchdog of the federal government.”

FOX News: House GOP taps Rep. James Comer to serve as top Republican on Oversight Committee

“Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., was selected on Monday to be the top Republican…setting him up for a high-profile role as Republicans seek to combat Democratic oversight moves on the Trump Administration.”

COMER: “Throughout my career, I have been committed to holding those accountable who misuse taxpayer dollars and promote corruption in government. Unfortunately, rather than conducting credible oversight, House Democrats have spent significant time and resources harassing the Trump Administration purely out of spite and hatred.”

Politico: GOP panel picks James Comer as top Republican on Oversight Committee

“Members on the Steering panel said Comer was an appealing candidate because of his focus on reining in wasteful government spending.”

“He’s one of those quieter members, but he is so well thought of and so well respected within the conference,” said Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), the GOP’s chief deputy whip.

The Hill: Comer tapped to serve as top Republican on House Oversight

Comer, a second-term lawmaker, has been an active member on the Oversight and Reform Committee, serving as the top Republican on its Subcommittee on the Environment. Before Congress, he served as the agriculture commissioner of Kentucky. 

The Oversight and Reform Committee — the main investigative panel in the lower chamber — is one of the most influential committees in Congress, holding jurisdiction over a broad range of issues and one of just three standing committees that holds the authority to authorize subpoenas under House rules.

COMER: “I believe our role should be to seek the truth and that's what I'm going to do as ranking member and I'm blessed to have a great committee — that's a committee filled with a lot of fighters and a lot of institutional knowledge.”

MORE FROM COMER: “…Replacing Jim Jordan, I feel like the poor guy that's gonna be the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots replacing Tom Brady, but, we're excited and ready to go.”

Roll Call: Comer named House Oversight Ranking Member
Comer…said he looks forward to taking the post, and is committed to holding those who misuse tax dollars and promote corruption in the government to account. “I am excited to take the reins as Ranking Member and take my obligation to pursue legitimate waste, fraud and abuse in government very seriously,” he said.