House Oversight Committee to vote on authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway

The House Oversight and Reform Committee will vote on whether to authorize a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPoll from conservative group shows tight governor's race in Virginia Psaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle MORE over a government watchdog’s finding that she violated the Hatch Act.

On Wednesday, the House panel “will hold a hearing to examine the recommendation of the independent Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE remove Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway from federal service, as well as reports by OSC about Ms. Conway and other Trump Administration appointees,” the committee said in a memo.

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“The Committee also will hold a business meeting to consider a subpoena in the event that Ms. Conway does not appear,” the committee added in the memo.

Conway and Henry J. Kerner of the OSC are both invited to testify before the committee.

The meeting will follow a letter Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsFormer GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik suing Candace Owens for defamation Former Cummings staffer unveils congressional bid McCarthy, GOP face a delicate dance on Jan. 6 committee MORE (D-Md.) sent Conway on June 13 asking her to address the OSC’s finding that she violated the law and confirm her attendance by 5 p.m. last Monday. Neither Conway nor the White House responded.

The 17-page OSC report, issued last week, found Conway violated the Hatch Act "by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media."

President Trump has said he will not fire or discipline Conway over the finding. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.