Ranking member Cummings, left, and Chairman Chaffetz were subpoenaed for documents and testimony. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Holding the gavel on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee might make Chairman Jason Chaffetz the most subpoena-happy member of Congress.
But the tables were turned Thursday, when the Utah Republican notified the House clerk that he had moved to quash a subpoena issued by the D.C. Superior Court in connection with a criminal case involving an activist for statehood. Chaffetz, ranking member Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., and the panel’s Republican staff director are all fighting subpoena requests for documents and testimony tied to the case. Full story