House panel votes to hold AG Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt over census documents

House panel votes to hold AG Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt over census documents

WASHINGTON ā€” The House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced a resolution Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for withholding documents on the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The vote, 24-15 largely along party lines, came only hours after President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege to block access to the information. The Department of Justice announced the move in a letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., just as the panel was preparing to vote on the resolution Wednesday morning. Only one Republican, Justin Amash of Michigan, voted in support of the measure.

via House panel votes to hold AG Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt over census documents

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