MO gov’t special oversight committee created

MO gov’t special oversight committee created
Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) announced the creation of the Special Committee on Government Oversight (Source: MO.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Missouri now has a watchdog group to monitor the executive branch and it’s departments.

Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) announced the creation of the Special Committee on Government Oversight on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

“We have a deep commitment to ensuring the government is a good steward of taxpayers’ money and is transparent in its actions," said Haahr.

The Speaker named the following members to the committee:

  • Rep. Robert Ross, R-Yukon (Chairman)
  • Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon (Vice Chair)
  • Rep. Dan Houx, R-Warrensburg
  • Rep. Dirk Deaton, R-Noel
  • Rep. Rudy Veit, R-Wardsville 
  • Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia
  • Rep. Peter Merideth, D-St. Louis City

House rules allow the Speaker to appoint special standing committees as he sees necessary.

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