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Senate Dems prepare to join the investigative fray

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2022
From The Left
Politics, US Senate, Senate Democrats, Investigations
Francis Chung/POLITICO

Senate Democrats finally have subpoena power, and they’re ready to use it.

Though their target list is still under discussion, Democrats in the upper chamber have made clear that they intend to use their investigative authority — newly acquired thanks to their functional 51st Senate seat — as a counterpoint to House GOP probes of Hunter Biden’s business dealings and the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

They’re also mulling picking up the baton from House Democrats on two fights: scrutinizing the oil industry’s culpability for climate change and obtaining former...

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