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House committee to hold contempt vote on attorney general and commerce secretary over Census fight

House committee to hold contempt vote on attorney general and commerce secretary over Census fight

Washington (CNN)The House Oversight Committee has set a vote for Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over a dispute about documents related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, has said that he scheduled the vote because the attorney general and commerce secretary have not complied with subpoenas issued by the committee as it investigates the Trump administration’s push to add the question to the census.
The Democratic-led committee will be considering a census contempt resolution that recommends that the House of Representatives find Barr and Ross in contempt of Congress “for refusal to comply with subpoenas.” The contempt resolution itself includes citations for both civil and criminal contempt.

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