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.”
THOMAS - Committee Report - House Report 113-415 - http://thomas.loc.gov:80/cgi-bin/cpquery?%26dbname=cp113%26r_n=hr415.113%26sel=TOC_64172
These Democrats are scared to death about this vote.
Issa is flat brilliant today............brilliant
Issa just called Holmes=Norton a liar ....
Has he grown a pair publicly?
where is everyone.....this is AWESOME
I agree. Issa is correcting misstatements by the Democrats using leader time whenever necessary.
talk to someone else......you ain’t been right since 1964
They thought it was over for the day ????
Goehmert just made Steny Hoyer look like a compete fool.
Yes. Appreciate the play by play! Thanks
FYI about 91 dems used the IRS against repubs....Cummings is one
Shorter Cummings: McCarthy! McCarthy!
From the portion that I saw of the Rules Committee hearing yesterday, Issa was very good too. There were two threads on it late yesterday, but not many comments.
Issa said she had til today to save criminal charges
I SCREAM this daily....THIS IS BY DESIGN.....so is Arpaio and Benghazi....BY F’N DESIGN
That’s it? No vote today?
Goodlatte is request’n holder assign a special prosecutor
not yet...now is the request for a special prosecutor...this is a 20 minute back and forth...Issa said Lerner has til today to talk TODAY or criminal charges follow
Nevermind. Thought they went on with further business.
Another 20 minutes of debate?
Stepping out. Will check in later to see how the vote went.
the answer is a post above yours
Elijah Cummings (D., Bedlam Asylum) was yelling away and that airhead twit Jackson-Lee (D., Bedlam Asylum) gets to blather coming up.
I love this stuff, LOL!
...and blathering she is!
I’ve hit the mute button for SJL. 20 minutes is much more time than is necessary to allow the entirety of her intellect to be evacuated.
Sheila Jackson Lee is an embarrassment to everyone.
Rep. Poe seems to have some good questions.
I agree - Sheila Jackson Lee is an embarrassment to all Americans.
Deutsch is such a Good German
I pray you are wrong but I fear you are right.
by design, I mean the timing....straight up cocked and locked with evidence to take these commies down