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House committee to vote on approving Trump admin subpoenas

1 year 9 months 3 days ago Monday, February 25 2019 Feb 25, 2019 February 25, 2019 10:18 PM February 25, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By COLLEEN LONG
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are laying the groundwork to subpoena Trump administration officials over family separations at the southern border.

The Oversight Committee will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize subpoenas to the heads of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. With Democrats as a majority the authorization is expected, but it's still not clear whether the subpoenas will actually be served.

If they are, they would be some of the first issued in the new Congress. House Democrats have promised to hold the administration aggressively to account.

More than 2,700 children were separated from their parents at the border last year. An internal watchdog report recently found that thousands more children than previously thought could have been separated.

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