Washington( CNN) Armed with the power to set the agenda and, if needed, issue subpoenas, House Democrat plan to ramp up the pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following the midterm elections as they try substantive answers related to the Trump administration's handling of foreign policy and national security issues.

“If he was treated the style we feel like we are being treated, he would rant and rave, ” New York Democrat and the likely incoming chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Eliot Engel told CNN.

“He came to our committee once, stayed for about four hours … several months later, he seemed before the Senate but did not appear before the House. That was a snub any route you want to look at it, ” he said.