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PoliticsU.S. House panel approves contempt citations against Barr, Ross

23:55  12 june  2019
23:55  12 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The U . S . House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to approve contempt of Congress citations against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur By a 24-15 vote, the House Oversight Committee recommended that the full House find Barr and Ross in contempt .

WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - The U . S . House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to approve contempt of Congress citations against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U . S . Census.

U.S. House panel approves contempt citations against Barr, Ross © Associated Press FILE: U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens to concerns raised about public safety in rural Alaska during at a roundtable discussion at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. Barr did not take questions from reporters in his first public appearance after former special prosecutor Robert Mueller spoke to reporters after resigning at the completion of his report into Russian interference into the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to approve contempt of Congress citations against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. Census.

By a 24-15 vote, the panel recommended that the full House of Representatives find Barr and Ross in contempt for refusing to cooperate with an investigation of the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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