Barr, Ross urge Pelosi to delay Census contempt vote

 Barr, Ross urge Pelosi to delay Census contempt vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to delay a planned vote later on Wednesday to hold the pair in criminal contempt.

The expected vote is in response to the Trump cabinet members’ failure to comply with congressional subpoenas involving the administration's since-abandoned plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. In a joint letter, the pair asked the vote be postponed to "allow the constitutionally mandated accommodation process to continue."

(Reporting by Sarah Lynch; writing by David Shepardson; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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Updated Date: Jul 18, 2019 04:06:54 IST