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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt, citing their refusal to comply with subpoenas for documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The vote fell mostly along partisan lines, with 24 Democrats voting “aye” and 15 Republicans voting “no.” Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) voted “yes” with Democrats.
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The vote escalates the fight between the Democrat-controlled House and the Trump administration over compliance with subpoenas related to the various wide-ranging House investigations into the administration.
In response of the House’s vote, the administration invoked executive privilege over the requested documents.
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Earlier this week, the full House had planned to vote on holding Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt for not testifying to the Judiciary...
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