Rep. Cummings reacts to Justice Department opinion: ‘We cannot do our jobs’
In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon, AP)
A Justice Department opinion stating that the executive branch can ignore information requests from individual members of Congress has drawn the ire of the top Democrat on the House oversight committee.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., called the policy, which would give the Trump administration the ability to keep records from Democrats “misguided,” and said it directly conflicted with the legislative branch’s duty to provide a check on executive agencies. moved
“We cannot do our jobs if the …