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Cummings Seeks Deposition with OPM Director on Plans to Restore Worker Rights After Court Ruling

Sep 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 20, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Chairman Trey Gowdy requesting a subpoena to compel the Director of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to testify at a deposition regarding actions taken by OPM to comply with a federal court order striking down portions of President Trump’s Executive Orders that sought to attack federal employees.

“Under the court’s order, federal agencies are prohibited from implementing the invalidated provisions of the Executive Orders,” Cummings wrote.  “To date, the Trump Administration has not filed an appeal or a motion to stay the court's decision.  We are not requesting any information about the agency’s litigation strategy-we are asking for basic information about how the Trump Administration is complying with the law.”

The Director refused to provide a briefing on these matters in response to a request sent by Cummings on August 31, 2018.

Click here to read today’s letter. 

115th Congress