Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
May 8, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress:

“Our Constitution gives the American people, through their Congress, the right to demand answers from the President and his Administration to ensure they are acting on their behalf and to hold them accountable for their actions in office.  Today’s vote by the House Judiciary Committee was the necessary consequence of this Administration’s unprecedented pattern of stonewalling and obstruction that is putting our very democracy at risk. It was about transparency, accountability, and pursuing the facts on behalf of the American people.  

“While we will continue to ensure that Congress’s proper oversight role is carried out, House Democrats will not allow the President, his advisors, or his associates to distract us from the work the American people elected us to undertake.  Even as we uphold Congress’s responsibility and Constitutional authority to oversee the executive branch, we will continue to advance legislation to make health care affordable and accessible to all and to expand economic opportunity.”