Skip to comments.[Live] House to Take Up Lois Lerner Contempt of Congress Resolution
Posted on 05/07/2014 12:29:20 PM PDT by Whenifhow
The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on whether to hold Lois G. Lerner, former director of the Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division, in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Lerner pleaded the Fifth at committee hearings in 2013 and earlier this year.
You can read a copy of H. Res. 568 here.
Today's contempt of Congress resolution is not without precedent. In 2012, the House voted to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents relating to the failed gun-walking operation "Fast and Furious." The resolution passed, 255-67. You can watch that debate and vote here.
In 2008, the House voted to find Bush aides, White House Counsel Harriet Myers and Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the firing of federal prosecutors. That resolution passed 223-32. You can watch that debate here.
The House is also expected to debate a second resolution, H.Res. 565, offered by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), which calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Internal Revenue Services targeting of conservative groups. A vote is not expected to take place until tomorrow.
Currently a procedural vote is taking place on two IRS resolutions, with other votes to follow.
Orange Jumpsuit time! (I hope!)
This woman will die of old age long before congress take any definitive action.
Then they should have jailed Holder two years ago.
. . . and the cheat goes on.
The two procedural votes passed today, and the final vote will take place tomorrow.
Was the vote party line or bi-party?
On one of the two votes there were 2 dems that voted with GOP, don’t know about the other vote.
These were just procedural votes, and the final vote will be tomorrow, according to the announcer.
Looks like it’s happening right now.
The penalty for contempt is jail-time until the person found to be in contempt complies with the court order. Holder also refused to cooperate with the committee.
Holder’s contempt citation was bullshit, and this will be bullshit.
Why do you think the IRS is still targeting conservatives? Why are they still holding on to e-mails pertinent to finding out what really happened: `Fast and Furious’, Benghazi, the IRS, Cliven Bundy, NSA and much more.
Because Holder showed that there’s no penalty when anyone in this administration breaks the law, other than a piece of paper which he probably has framed on his wall.
Now doing 50 minutes of debate on this.
For reference: H.RES.574
Nothing on Thomas.gov yet.
Elijah Cummings spewing his trash on C-Span now.
201 7-May H R 863 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended P To establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Womens History Museum, and for other purposes
200 7-May H RES 569 On Agreeing to the Resolution P Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4438) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit
199 7-May H RES 569 On Ordering the Previous Question P Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4438) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit
198 7-May H RES 568 On Agreeing to the Resolution P Relating to the consideration of House Report 113-415 and an accompanying resolution, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 565) calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service
197 7-May H RES 568 On Ordering the Previous Question P Relating to the consideration of House Report 113-415 and an accompanying resolution, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 565) calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service
Title now up on http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 568. H. Res. 574 “Recommending that the House of Representatives find Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.”