Congress’s Contempt Power, CRS Report RL34097

Congress’s contempt power is the means by which Congress responds to certain acts that in its view obstruct the legislative process. Contempt may be used either to coerce compliance, to punish the contemnor, and/or to remove the obstruction. Although arguably any action that directly obstructs the effort of Congress to exercise its constitutional powers may … Read more

Contempt of Congress / Resolution of Inquiry (

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Contempt of Congress   Issa Lays Out Contempt of Congress Charges for Eric Holder Regarding Fast and Furious(ATF gunwalking scandal, aka Fast and Furious)   Contempt of Congress 1: The power of Congress to punish for contempt is inextricably related to the power of Congress … Read more