Danny Davis named top Democrat on Oversight health subpanel

Seven-term Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) has been named as the ranking member on the House Oversight health subpanel.

The subpanel has jurisdiction over federal health policy and food and drug safety. It is expected to be a focal point in the year-long debate over the Democrats' healthcare reform law, which Republicans have vowed to investigate.

The subpanel also has jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, the Census and federal records, including the National Archives and Records Administration and the Presidential Records Act.