Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three of her fellow congresswomen, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Katie Porter and Cori Bush, have been appointed to the House Oversight Committee, allowing them to have more control in holding President-elect Joe Biden’s administration accountable.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday, nominating incoming freshmen and returning members for appointments to the House Committees on Armed Services, Education and Labor, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space and Technology, Small Business and Veterans Affairs.  

“Reinvigorated by our outstanding freshmen members, strengthened by our returning members, and inspired by the people whom we are honored to represent, our majority is ready to build back better in a way that will advance justice and prosperity for all Americans," Pelosi said in a statement. "Our committees, enriched by the addition of these members, are ready to drive transformational progress.”

The House Oversight Committee launched an investigation in 2019 to determine whether the Trump administration followed proper procedure in issuing a number of security clearances, as Blavity previously reported. Led by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the committee stated that it was aiming to clarify "why the White House and transition team appear to have disregarded established procedures for safeguarding classified information."

The House Oversight Committee also focused on addressing Trump's missing tax returns and the personal email use of White House employees. With her position on the committee, Ocasio-Cortez plans to address a number of policies, including student debt, the New York Post reported

“We have to push the Biden administration hard," she said in an interview with startup news service Punchbowl. "This whole thing ‘We can’t cancel student loan debt’ is not gonna fly.”

Last month, Biden expressed doubt about his authority to forgive student loans, The Washington Post reported

“It’s arguable that the president may have the executive power to forgive up to $50,000 in student debt,” Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said. “Well, I think that’s pretty questionable. I’m unsure of that. I’d be unlikely to do that.”