The signal event this week will be when Attorney General Eric Holder faces contempt of Congress charges Wednesday as the House panel investigating the Fast and Furious scandal casts the first votes to begin the process.
Republican leaders have yet to schedule a floor vote by the full House, but have threatened to do so if Holder does not comply with a subpoena to produce documents. The contempt citation is for obstructing the ongoing investigation.
“Assuming Attorney General Holder continues to stonewall, we will have no choice but to hold him in contempt for his failure to provide the documents necessary to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).
Meanwhile, the full House will vote on the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, a package of 14 bills that passed through the Natural Resources Committee that supporters say will also create new jobs, strengthen the economy and protect the environment.