Marisa Schultz and Jeremiah Poff of the Washington Examiner report on plans from the U.S. House’s new oversight committee.

The new weaponization of government panel is “absolutely” prepared to issue subpoenas to expose “corruption” in federal agencies as it launches a range of investigations, including into the Department of Justice’s efforts to criminalize protesters at school board meetings, according to the House GOP conference chairwoman.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), a newly appointed member to the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, said Republicans will demand transparency from the Biden administration and will use the power of the majority to compel documents and testimony.

“Absolutely,” Stefanik told the Washington Examiner when asked about speedy subpoenas. “I anticipate there will be subpoenas, not just from this select subcommittee but from many of the agencies that have refused to comply with document requests.”

Stefanik continued, “We will fight for transparency and accountability and shining sunlight on the corruption in these federal agencies, and it is telling that already the Democrats and the Biden administration and Joe Biden himself are trying to stonewall our efforts to access information. These agencies work for the American people, not the other way around.”

In a sign of what’s to come, the GOP members of the weaponization panel held their first closed-door meeting Friday, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) fired off a series of letters demanding information and testimony on hot-button topics that could shift to the new select committee, which he also chairs.

The five letters targeted investigations on the politicization of the Department of Justice and FBI; Nina Jankowicz, former head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board; and Biden administration efforts to target parent protesters at school boards.

Stefanik said any labeling of parents as domestic terrorists is the definition of weaponization and deserves the select committee’s full attention.