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House Votes To Hold Cabinet Members Barr, Ross In Contempt For Defying Subpoenas

WorldNews Thursday, 18 July 2019
House Votes To Hold Cabinet Members Barr, Ross In Contempt For Defying SubpoenasThe U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt on Wednesday, escalating a battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats, The Hill reports. The measure holds the Trump Cabinet members in contempt for defying subpoenas for documents on their since-abandoned efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The chamber approved the measure in a party-line vote of 230-198, with four Democrats joining all Republicans in voting against the resolution. Democrats argued the measure was necessary to hold officials accountable for “obstruction & oppose efforts to undermine the census.”...
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The AG and secretary of commerce did not comply with congressional subpoenas related to the 2020 census.

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