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June 17, 2019
DeSaulnier Digest

We had another busy week in Washington last week as Democrats worked to hold the Trump Administration accountable. Before heading back for another full week in Washington, I am looking forward to making a stop in West County as we host another town hall on “Protecting our Democracy and The Mueller Report.” To RSVP, click the image below. I hope you can join us!

Sincerely,
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Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

AT A GLANCE

In this week’s Digest, you will find information on:

  • Mark’s support for holding Administration officials in contempt;
  • Mark’s effort to highlight and address inequality; and
  • Meetings in the community.

LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Mark Votes to Hold Administration Officials in Contempt

The Constitution is clear: Congress has the power to hold people in contempt. Last week, the House considered legislation (H.Res. 430) that reinforces that allowance and empowers House committees to move forward with holding people who refuse to comply with Congressional subpoenas in contempt. The next day, Chairman Elijah Cummings of the Oversight and Reform Committee had a vote to hold the Secretary of Commerce, Attorney General, and others in contempt for refusing to provide documents related to the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. With this authority, the House and Congressional committees will be able to better enforce Congress’s rights as a co-equal branch of government and prevent the Administration from getting away with undermining the rule of law.

IN COMMITTEE

GDP in the Bay Area has grown in large part because we have strong protections for workers. At the Committee on Education and Labor last week, Mark asked about the deepening economic inequality being created for people who rely on wages and how stronger worker protections and regulation like those already enacted in California might reduce that gap.

IN THE NEWS

The Columbia Journalism Review highlighted our work to Save Local News

Fox News reported on the ways in which Americans get information and our efforts to address the risks we face heading into the next election cycle

BY THE NUMBERS

IN THE COMMUNITY

Nile Troelstrup was installed as the new Postmaster in the city of Pittsburg