House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today praised the inclusion of special provisions in the proposed 113th Congress rules package that will keep in place legal obligations on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and others at the Justice Department as a result of lawful subpoenas issued in the 112th Congress.  The inclusion of these provisions in the House rules will allow the civil suit, authorized by a bipartisan vote of the House in July 2012, which seeks federal courts to compel the production of relevant subpoenaed documents to continue.  Without these provisions, the Justice Department could have argued that its obligation to produce subpoenaed documents expired with the previous Congress.

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