House Oversight Cmte to vote on allowing subpoenas over 2020 census citizenship question

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UPDATED 8:50 PM PT — Saturday, March 30, 2019

The House Oversight Committee is considering whether to allow Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to issue subpoenas to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and others over the 2020 census.

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D- Md., the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, presides over the last hour of testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. In letters dated Wednesday, March 6, 2019 and signed by Reps. Cummings and Jamie Raskin, both from Maryland, a U.S. House committee is seeking a trove of information from Georgia’s governor and secretary of state as it investigates reports of voter registration problems and other issues reported during the state’s 2018 elections (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Cummings on Friday revealed the panel will vote next week on a resolution authorizing subpoenas over the proposed census citizenship question.

If passed, the Chairman could require Ross, Attorney General William Barr, and Deputy Attorney General John Gore to testify before congress.

The Commerce Department has additionally been given until Monday, April 1st to inform the panel, and Cummings, if Ross will comply with it’s request for un-redacted documents.

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