House Oversight Panel Backs Contempt Vote in Census Dispute

The measures involve Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

  • Published 12 June 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas for documents related to a decision adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted 24-15 to advance contempt measures against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The vote sends the measures to the full House. The committee's action marks an escalation… Read at AP News