Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents Long Island City, was elected last week by the House Democratic Caucus to lead the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
The veteran pol fills the vacancy created the passing of late Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland.
Out of 219 ballots cast, Maloney received 133 votes, while Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly got 86 votes.
The House Oversight Committee will play a key role in the impeachment proceeds of the president.
“It’s an extraordinary honor,” Maloney said. “I never expected that I would ever achieve such an honor.”
Maloney was a teacher before being elected to the New York City Council, where she served for 10 years.
She was first elected to Congress in 1992, and represents the east side of Manhattan, parts of north Brooklyn and sections of western Queens.