South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District Rep. Trey Gowdy has been tapped to chair the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for the House Judiciary Committee.
It’s likely to be a powerful role since both the House Judiciary Committee and President Barack Obama have named immigration reform as a top priority for this session of Congress.
Speaker John Boehner said after naming Gowdy, “In his first term in Congress, Trey has proven to be a valuable investigator and someone who knows how to ask the right questions.”
The former Upstate prosecutor has gotten national attention for his fiery interrogation style in last year’s hearings about the Justice Department’s botched Fast And Furious Mexican gun-running operation.
Gowdy will also serve on the House Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ethics, Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform.