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Larson Votes to Allow Enforcement of Subpoenas

June 11, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for H.Res. 430, a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and White House Counsel Don McGahn in civil contempt for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas, and allow the House Judiciary Committee to enforce subpoenas in federal court.

“This is a matter of constitutional responsibility and Congress’s requirement to do oversight and review. Russia not only indisputably interfered with our elections in 2016, but continues to be fully engaged in the same efforts against our democratic institutions. It’s Congress’s responsibility to investigate these actions and remedy them. Every American should consider it their patriotic duty and be willing to cooperate in any way they can, and the current Administration is not exemptive from that. Congress must fulfill its constitutional obligation to protect our democracy and those who refuse to comply with subpoenas are harming and hindering the oversight and review obligations required by our constitution. In our system of checks and balances, nobody is above the law, in the House, in the Senate, in the Executive branch, nor in the Judiciary branch,” said Larson.