New House Oversight Chair Ed Towns Has Some Serious Concerns About Body Parts

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When Brooklyn U.S. Representative Ed Towns was elected to chair the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in December, a lot of people wondered at what a man who had left so few footprints during thirteen terms in Congress would do with such a powerful position. So the Politicker asked him, and he said he'd look into the stimulus package, athletics, contracting fraud, and body parts. “I’m becoming very interested in this whole selling of body parts,” he told the Observer. “I happened to be on Court Street one day and I bumped into a couple of friends of mine and they were telling me about an incident in their own family. I said, ‘This is crazy.’ I said, ‘Maybe we need to look into it.’” [PolitickerNY]