On August 24, 2020, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appointed former Congressman Harold W. “Trey” Gowdy, III as a member of the Public Interest Declassification Board. Mr. Gowdy served four terms in Congress, representing his hometown of Spartansburg in South Carolina’s 4th congressional district. The Board members and staff welcome Mr. Gowdy and look forward to working with him in continuing efforts to modernize and improve how the Federal Government classifies and declassifies sensitive information.
Mr. Gowdy was appointed by the Minority Leader McCarthy on August 24, 2020. He is serving his first three-year term on the Board. His appointment was announced on August 25, 2020 in the Congressional Record https://www.congress.gov/116/crec/2020/08/25/CREC-2020-08-25-house.pdf