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.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
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.
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.
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
In a 277-page decision that won't be the final word on the issue, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that while such a question would be constitutional, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had moved to add it to the census arbitrarily…
By Associated Press
More than a dozen states and big cities, among others, have sued over Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to add a citizenship question to the census for the first time since 1950.
By Associated Press
The request submitted to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday says a federal judge in New York should not move forward with a Nov. 5 trial exploring whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross improperly decided the census should ask about citizenship for…
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