"Freely handing out the power to compel any American to appear, sit in a room, and answer staff’s invasive questions on the record -- without members even being required to be present -- is truly unprecedented, unwarranted, and offensive," she said. [...] Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, said, “This rules change represents a shocking continuation and expansion of House Republicans’ abusing of congressional processes to intimidate private citizensWelcome to never ending Congressional hearings that Congressmen don't even have to attend.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
From Our "We Thought The Police State Would Take Longer" Dept.: Political Staffers Given Subpoena Power
A GOP-authored provision inserted into a House rules package will allow congressional staffers to question subjects of GOP inquiries under oath without the presence of a congressional member in some cases.