Committee Passes Contempt Resolution for IT Specialist

Published: Sep 22, 2016

Bryan Pagliano ignored two subpoenas to appear before Committee 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted in favor of a resolution and report recommending the U.S. House of Representatives find Bryan Pagliano in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena.

Excerpts from the report:

“Mr. Bryan Pagliano, formerly a Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Information Resource Management at the U.S. Department of State, refused to comply with a congressional subpoena for testimony before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Mr. Pagliano was expected to testify regarding the circumstances that resulted in a failure to preserve federal records belonging to the State Department. His testimony is vital to the Committee’s investigation into this matter.”

“Mr. Pagliano did not appear, much less provide testimony, before the Committee, despite a duly issued subpoena issued on September 8, 2016 that compelled him to appear on September 13, 2016. No legal basis exists for his failure to appear.”

“Accordingly, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform recommends that the House find Mr. Pagliano in contempt for his failure to comply with the subpoenas issued to him on September 8, 2016 and September 16, 2016.”

Chairman Chaffetz’ Statement can be viewed here and here:

Full text of the resolution and report can be viewed here: