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Oversight Committee Approves Subpoena to White House for Emails Sent on Personal Accounts

Washington, D.C. July, 25, 2019 – Today, the Committee on Oversight and Reform voted 23 to 16 to authorize Chairman Elijah E. Cummings to subpoena emails and texts sent to or from White House officials on their personal accounts relating to official business in violation of federal law and the White House’s own records policy—documents […]

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House Holds AG Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in Contempt

Washington, D.C. July 17, 2019—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for defying bipartisan subpoenas authorized by the Committee on Oversight and Reform and withholding key documents regarding the Trump Administration’s illegal pretext for adding a citizenship question […]

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Report: Administration’s Child Separation Policy More Harmful, Traumatic, and Chaotic Than Previously Known

Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released a staff report summarizing data obtained in response to subpoenas the Committee issued regarding the Trump Administration’s child separation policy.  The staff report states: “The information obtained by the Committee indicates that the Trump Administration’s decision to separate […]

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Committee Seeks Full Compliance with Demand for White House Documents re: 2017 Hurricanes

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 2, 2019 – Yesterday, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Harley Rouda, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment, sent a letter to inform Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney that, due to the Trump Administration’s complete refusal to produce a […]

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Cummings Statement After OSC Recommends Trump Remove Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act Violations

Washington, D.C. June 14, 2019 – Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee, announced that he will hold a hearing with the Office of Special Counsel after it recommended that President Donald Trump remove Kellyanne Conway from her position at the White House for at least 25 separate violations of […]

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Cummings Statement on Court Rejecting President’s Challenge to Congressional Authority to Subpoena Financial Documents

Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response to a federal district court rejecting President Trump’s challenge to congressional authority and ruling that Mazars USA LLP, the accounting firm that prepared financial statements for President Trump, must comply with the Committee’s […]

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Democrats Demand Documents on Trump Plan to Treat Immigrant Families and Children as Pawns in Political Game

April 15, 2019 – Three House Committee Chairs sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the White House requesting documents regarding a Trump Administration proposal to release detained immigrants into congressional districts represented by Democrats for purely political reasons. This letter follows the President’s acknowledgement that the Administration is actively considering this proposal […]

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Joint Statement Calling for Full Disclosure of Mueller Report from DOJ and Release of Underlying Evidence to Relevant Committees

Washington, D.C. March 22, 2019 – On February 22, the chairs of six committees in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr to inform him of their expectation that he will make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public “without delay.” Today, after the Department of Justice informed Congress that Special […]

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New Information Revealed in Oversight Hearing with Michael Cohen

Washington, D.C. Feb. 27, 2019—Today, the Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing with Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and one of his most trusted advisors.  Mr. Cohen’s statements—many supported by corroborating documents—revealed new information that raises serious legal and ethical concerns about the conduct of President Trump and the accuracy of […]

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House Chairs Tell Barr They Expect Mueller Report To Be Public

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 22, 2019 – Today, the chairs of six committees in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Attorney General William Barr to inform him of their expectation that he will make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public “without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The letter follows news reports that […]

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Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy Act […]

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Emails, Photo Show President Intervened in Decision Not to Sell FBI HQ Property to Potential Trump Hotel Competitors

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Peter DeFazio, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Mike Quigley, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee […]

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Top Dems Release Detailed New Info from Senior EPA Whistleblower

Washington, D.C. Apr. 12, 2018 – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D-VA), Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent a letter to President Donald Trump and a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing grave concerns about stunning new revelations they […]

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Cummings Releases Three New Docs on Flynn

WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2017 – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released new documents relating to Lt. General Michael Flynn, who was fired by President Trump from his position as National Security Advisor after concealing information about his communications with the Russian Ambassador […]