was to the Blue Oyster Cult, Dems know exactly what Congress needs: more oversight.
In the Democrat-controlled 110th Congress, the House Armed Services Committee wants to add a new subcommittee devoted to oversight and investigations.
Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), who will be chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has formally asked Nancy Pelosi to approve the creation of the subcommittee, according to a spokeswoman. The panel was abolished by Republicans in 1995 soon after they took control of Congress.
Rep. Martin Meehan (D-MA), a senior member of the Armed Services Comittee, has said he wants to chair the new Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. In a Nov. 8 memo to Skelton (you can read the document here
), Meehan said his focus would be on probing funding levels for warfighting equipment, contracting abuses by private corporations, and military readiness.