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(GACMTEVD\I\CONTEMPTAUTHORIZATION2.XML_ 116TH CONGRESS me’ HL RES, Y30 Authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ‘Mr. McGovERN submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the ‘Committee on RESOLUTION Authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforee certain sub- poenas and for other purposes. 1 Resolved, That the chair of the Committee on the Ju- 2. diciary of the House of Representatives is authorized, on 3. behalf of such Committee, to initiate or intervene in any 4. judicial proceeding before a Federal eourt— 5 (1) to seek declaratory judgments and any and 6 all ancillary relief, including injunctive relief, affirm- 7 ing the duty of— 8 (A) William P. Barr, Attorney General, 9 U.S. Department of Justice, to comply with the GAVEL C0605 191060510.675.xmi (73122714) ‘June 5, 2019 (1:09 pm) GACMTEVD\16\CONTEMPTAUTHORIZATION2. XML Cra anAneen 10 vt 12 13 14 15 16 7 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2 subpoena that is the subject of the resolution accompanying House Report 116-J06 ; and (B) Donald F. MeGabn, Il, former White House Counsel, to comply with the subpoena, issued to him on April 22, 2019; and (2) tw petition for disclosure of information re~ garding any matters identified in or relating to the subpoenas referred to in paragraph (1) or any ac- companying report, pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e), including Rule 6(e)(3)(H) (providing that the court may authorize disclosure of a grand-jury matter “preliminarily to... a judicial proceeding”). Resolved, That the chair of each standing and perma- nent select committee, when authorized by the Bipartisan Tegal Advisory Group, retains the ability to initiate or in- tervene in any judicial proceeding before a Federal court on behalf of such committee, to seek declaratory judg- ments und any and all ancillary relief, including injunetive relief, affirming the duty of the recipient of any subpoena duly issued by that committee to comply with that sub- poena, Consistent with the Congressional Record state- ment on January 3, 2019, by the chair of the Committee on Rules regarding the civil enforcement. of subpoenas pursuant to clause 8(b) of rule II, a vote of the Bipartisan GAVHLCIOEDSte.060510.6752mi (73122714) ‘hae 5, 2019 (1:08 pm) GACMTEVD\6\CONTEMPTAUTHORIZATION2.XML_ wir a a 10 i 12 13 4 15 16 7 18 19 21 23 25 3 Legal Advisory Group to authorize litigation and to arti cue late the institutional position of the House in that litiga- tion is the cquivalent of a vote of the full House of Rep- resentatives. Resolved, ‘That in conncetion with any judicial pro- ceeding brought under the first or second resolving clauses, the chair of any standing or permanent select committee exereising authority thereunder has any and all necessary authority under Article I of the Constitution. Resolved, That the chair of any standing or perma- ibed in the nent select: committee exercising authority de first or second resolving clause shall notify the House of Representatives, with respect to the commencement of any judicial proceeding thereunder, Resolved, That the Office of Gencral Counsel of the House of Representatives shall, with the authorization of the Speaker, represent any standing or permanent: se committee in any judicial proceeding initiated or inter- yened in pursuant to the authority described in the first or second resolving clause, Resolved, That the Office of General Counsel of the House of Representatives is authorized to retain private counsel, either for pay or pro bono, to assist in the rey resentation of any standing or permanent select committee in any judicial proceeding initiated or intervened in pursu- GiVHLCOEDStoOs0SI0.675xmi (78128714) lune 5, 2019 11:08 pm)