House Oversight Committee

House Oversight holding contempt vote on Barr, Ross next week

The House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold AG William Barr, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt. Democrats released a memo late Friday, alleging the vote is in response to “direct” and “aggressive interference” by the White House to block their interview of former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Lawmakers were seeking to grill Kobach over the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to next year’s census.