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“I rise in strong support of this resolution. Ladies and gentlemen, the Trump Administration is engaged in one of the most unprecedented cover-ups since Watergate.“ -Chairman @RepCummings
“And it is not just about #Russia. It is so much broader than that. This #coverup spans across numerous investigations, and it extends from the White House to multiple federal agencies of the government to completely separate outside parties.”
“Administration officials now question the fundamental basis for Congress to conduct oversight. They object to Committee rules and precedents that have been in place for decades under both Republican and Democratic leaders.”
“The #TrumpAdministration is challenging the very Constitutionality of congressional oversight—and it is happening in broad daylight!”
“Several weeks ago, #PresidentTrump vowed publicly,“We’re fighting all the subpoenas.” Since then, he has refused to work on legislative priorities, such as infrastructure, until Congress halts all oversight and investigations of his Administration.” nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/…
"He wants us to forego our responsibility under the Constitution as a condition of passing laws to help our constituents!"
“The #President’s arguments are baseless. He suggests that all subpoenas from Congress are partisan and somehow related to the #Russia probe. But that is not correct.”
"In the Oversight Committee, we have issued eight subpoenas. Six of them are bipartisan. And none of them is about Russia. They involve issues like the Census, immigrant children separated from their families, and the President’s finances."
'“Over and over again, it does not matter what the topic is—the tactics are the same. And this begs the question—what are they covering up? “
"Tomorrow, our Committee will vote on whether to hold the Attorney General and the Secretary of Commerce in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce documents relating to the Census. Again, these subpoenas are bipartisan, and this issue has nothing to do with Russia. "
“Nobody is above the law—even the #President. Today’s resolution reaffirms that Congress has independent authority under the Constitution to investigate waste, fraud, abuse, and wrongdoing so that we can pass laws that are effective and efficient on behalf of our constituents.”
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