The House voted, 230-198, on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. The vote is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute them.
By Associated Press
Though the court has stopped the citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census, it does not mean definitively that the question cannot appear on the forms.
By Yasmeen Alamiri, Daniel Bush
The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee voted 24-15 to advance contempt measures against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The vote sends the measures to the full House.
The contempt of Congress vote comes after the attorney general and commerce secretary failed to comply with subpoenas for documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Counting the roughly 327 million people currently living in the U.S. is a massive effort. And this year, before the next census moves forward, the Supreme Court must decide whether the Trump administration should be allowed to add a citizenship…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a challenge to the administration's decision to add a question on citizenship status to the 2020 Census.
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
The Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census "threatens the very foundation of our democratic system" because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats,…
By Marcia Coyle
The justices could decide Friday or early next week whether they will hear the government's appeal.
By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, questioned Thursday why furloughed federal workers were using food banks instead of taking out loans to get through the monthlong partial government shutdown.
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