House committee Dems join Twitter

Democratic members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have created their own Twitter account, continuing a trend followed by other committees.

The committee, chaired by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), is tweeting under the handle @OversightMaj. The account has 20 followers and made its first tweet late last week.

Several congressional committees have their own Twitter feeds that send out press releases, statements, and studies conducted by its members. Republicans and Democrats typically tweet under separate accounts.

On the Senate side, the Democratic caucus created its own Twitter "war room" yesterday.