Hearing: Affirming Congress’ Constitutional Oversight Responsibilities
WASHINGTON – Wednesday, September 14, at 10 a.m. EST, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a hearing titled Affirming Congress’ Constitutional Oversight Responsibilities: Subpoena Authority and Recourse for Failure to Comply with Lawfully Issued Subpoenas. The hearing will examine Congress’ investigative authority as it relates to the Committee’s oversight of the impact of investigations undertaken by the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts at the behest of several environmental organizations. Specifically, the hearing will explore the validity of the Committee’s current inquiry in the context of Congress’ broad oversight authority, as defined by legal precedent.
WHAT: Hearing on Affirming Congress’ Constitutional Oversight Responsibilities: Subpoena Authority and Recourse for Failure to Comply with Lawfully Issued Subpoenas
WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
· Jonathan Turley, J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, The George Washington University Law School
· Ronald D. Rotunda, Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
· Elizabeth Price Foley, Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
On July 13, 2016, the Committee issued subpoenas to the state attorneys general and organizations. To date, both the state attorneys general and organizations have refused to comply with the Committee’s subpoenas citing various Constitutional and state law provisions.