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Subpoena Power for Interior Documents Granted to House Democrat

Feb. 12, 2020, 5:42 PM

The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday gave its chairman, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the right to issue subpoenas, something Grijalva says he needs because of the Trump administration’s refusal to turn over information.

Grijalva is expected to subpoena information requested by the committee that the Interior Department has failed to provide, including documents related to moving Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to Colorado.

The resolution passed 21-15 along party lines with an amendment that prevents Grijalva from issuing a subpoena until seven days after consulting with committee Republicans. Grijalva said he would begin issuing subpoenas in...

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