Chairman Cummings Announces Oversight Committee Hearing Schedule
Washington, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, announced the schedule for Committee hearings in January and February and issued the following statement:
“Last November, the American people voted overwhelmingly for Congress to do two things—address the core issues that affect their daily lives, and fulfill our Constitutional responsibility to serve as an independent check and balance on the Executive Branch by restoring accountability and transparency. This initial set of hearings will serve both goals by launching our broad review of the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs, hearing directly from President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, and focusing on sweeping legislative reforms to strengthen our democracy in H.R. 1.”
Chairman Cummings also made the following statement on the upcoming hearing with Michael Cohen:
“I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily. I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Mueller’s office. The Committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks.”
Earlier this week, Chairman Cummings sent letters to the White House and the Trump Organization renewing his previous request from four months ago for documents related to President Donald Trump’s apparent failure to report debts and payments to Mr. Cohen to silence women alleging extramarital affairs with the President before the election. Those documents are now due on January 22, 2019.