Cummings Sends 51 Letters to White House and Others Insisting on Full Compliance with Previous GOP Document Requests

Dec 19, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 19, 2018)—Today, Rep Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a set of 51 letters to the White House, multiple federal agencies, and others requesting full compliance—by January 11, 2019—with previous document requests from Republican Oversight Committee Members on multiple topics.

Cummings issued the following statement in conjunction with the release of today’s set of letters:


“These are documents that even the Republicans on the Oversight Committee—at least at some point in time—believed we needed to conduct effective oversight, but when the Trump Administration refused to comply fully, the Republicans would not issue a single subpoena.  Many of these requests were bipartisan, and some are now more than a year old.  As Democrats prepare to take the reins in Congress, we are insisting—as a basic first step—that the Trump Administration and others comply with these Republican requests.”

Below is the full set of letters Cummings sent today:


Response to Hurricanes in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands


Immigrant Child Separations


Flint Water Crisis


Emoluments and Payments from Foreign Governments


Security Clearances


White House and Cabinet Member Travel


EPA Misconduct


Federal Records Act Compliance


Presidential Records Act Compliance


Whistleblower Protection





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