Skip to comments.Senate panel subpoenas EPA’s McCarthy to force her to testify at Gold King Mine hearing
Posted on 04/13/2016 12:39:30 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee acted Wednesday to subpoena EPA administrator Gina McCarthy after the agency refused to provide witnesses to a field hearing on the EPA-caused Gold King Mine spill.
Chairman John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, and vice chairman Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, said they had agreed to issue the subpoena ordering Ms. McCarthy or assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus to testify at the April 22 hearing in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mr. Barrasso said the subpoena would be served on the EPA later Wednesday.
Committee members blasted the EPA for its lack of cooperation in aiding the panel in its oversight role on the Aug. 5 spill, in which an EPA-led crew uncorked 3 million gallons of orange contaminated wastewater during a mine cleanup project.
The contamination washed from Cement Creek into the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado, and poured into the San Juan River in New Mexico, which runs through the Navajo Nation.
[I]t troubles me that this committee had to take the extraordinary step of issuing a subpoena to a confirmed federal official, Mr. Barrasso said.
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The senate has no power. I predict a no show.
Simple solution: defund the agency.
A McCarthy hearing.
They need to add a couple cell blocks at Leavenworth. The Clinton and Obama wings.
Absolutely, if justice was done they’d fill them quick.
Forget about this - the EPA and Obama are corrupt, this will get whitewashed.
This is merely a big show to help the incumbents running for re-election.
Her Butchness will stall..
No, reopen Alcatraz in their “honor”..
Wanna bet she just says “eff you” and doesn’t show? What are they going to do send the Capitol police after her? So far the crooks in this administration have been able to thumb their noses and walk away Scot free. It has become the de facto response to any investigation.
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The Senate, has the Power to put you in PRISON FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE without Review.
They just refuse to use it because they are more interested in staying in good standing with the club.
Just another DOG AND PONY SHOW!
QUIT LYING, You Have ALL the Necessary Tools and Authority to get to the Bottom of ANYTHING you so Desire.
These SENATORS and CONGRESSMEN have the ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY to get All the Answers they wish and they can act on those answers as they wish. Instead they JUST WHINE AND BITCH, while DOING NOTHING!:
Congress has ALL the power in washington, the executive and judicial branch operate according to the whims of CONGRESS!
Congress can Remove the President
Congress can remove the head of every executive agency Congress can remove ALL of their employees
Congress can Abolish every agency they so choose
Congress can remove EVERY JUDGE IN AMERICA, including every supreme court justice.
Congress can abolish every federal court except the supreme Court
Congress can decide which cases the Judicial Branch can hear and decide
CONGRESS can Imprison ANYONE they want for any reason they so desire for as long as they wish.
Congress can declare WAR
No other governing body has even 10% of the power CONGRESS has!!
CONGRESS IS ALLOWING ALL OF IT!!!
Congress has the authority to arrest and imprison those found in Contempt. The power extends throughout the United States and is an inherent power (does not depend upon legislated act)
If found in Contempt the person can be arrested under a warrant of the Speaker of the House of Representatives or President of the Senate, by the respective Sergeant at Arms.
Statutory criminal contempt is an alternative to inherent contempt.
Under the inherent contempt power Congress may imprison a person for a specific period of time or an indefinite period of time, except a person imprisoned by the House of Representatives may not be imprisoned beyond adjournment of a session of Congress.
Imprisonment may be coercive or punitive.
 Joseph Storys Commentaries on the Constitution, Volume 2, § 842 http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/print_documents/a1_5s21.html
 Anderson v. Dunn - 19 U.S. 204 - And, as to the distance to which the process might reach, it is very clear that there exists no reason for confining its operation to the limits of the District of Columbia; after passing those limits, we know no bounds that can be prescribed to its range but those of the United States. http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/19/204/case.html
 Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125 http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/294/125/case.html 73rd Cong., 78 Cong. Rec. 2410 (1934) https://archive.org/details/congressionalrec78aunit
 McGrain v. Daugherty, 273 U.S. 135 - Under a warrant issued by the President of the Senate the Deputy to the Senate Sergeant at Arms arrested at Cincinnati, Ohio, Mally S. Daugherty, who had been twice subpoenaed by the Senate and twice failed to appear. http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/273/135/case.html
 Rules of the House of Representatives, Rule IV Duties of the Sergeant at Arms -  execute the commands of the House, and all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to him by the Speaker. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/HMAN-105/pdf/HMAN-105-pg348.pdf
 An analysis of Congressional inquiry, subpoena, and enforcement http://www.constitutionproject.org/documents/when-congress-comes-calling-a-primer-on-the-principles-practices-and-pragmatics-of-legislative-inquiry/
Theatre. The bureau witness just shrugs and says Idunno for an hour, and then everyone goes out for a sandwich and suds.
Wow great answer.
I understand they are supposed to be holding most of the cards but right now they are weak and pitiful and should be laid off.
Thanks for the links I’ll read them all.
If assuming powers not granted by law was a criminal offense, the wings would be HUgh! Frankly, the Clinton’s and Obama’s regime have openly committed high crimes and misdemeanors at will.. Used the offices they occupy’d to implement mayhem and chaos as SOP.
And won acclaim, fame and wealth and a Nobel doing it. Wow. What a country.
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