Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
June 4, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined CNN's “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” this afternoon to discuss the Trump Administration’s refusal to cooperate with Congress and the contempt resolution that will be brought to the House Floor next week. Below are excerpts from the interview and a link to the video:
 
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“What you have is a blanket refusal directed by the President of the United States to not respond to questions and requests for testimony and documents from the Congress of the United States. That's unacceptable under the Constitution. It's unacceptable for representatives of the American people who deserve that information so that they can make informed decisions. It's unacceptable that the Administration continues that position, so it's not just the Mueller report. That's a key part of it, but it is this blanket refusal to cooperate with the Congress in exercising its Constitutional duties.”

“…The fact of the matter is we have a Constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight. Now, we're also passing substantive legislation. We're going to pass the Dream and Promise Act in just a few minutes. That's a very important piece of legislation, so we're doing both…”

“What we are for is continuing our investigations, making sure the Administration gives us the information that we are Constitutionally authorized to receive from the executive department to make decisions on behalf of the American people. We want to continue those investigations, and I've said and Speaker Pelosi has said we're going to go where the facts take us.”