Oct 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Merrick Garland faces first testimony before House Judiciary Committee

 Merrick Garland, U.S. attorney general, speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland will testify before the House Judiciary Committee next Thursday, according to a notice of the oversight hearing obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: This will be the first time Garland has appeared before the panel. The hearing comes as the Justice Department faces a series of contentious issues, including enforcement of the Jan. 6 committee's subpoenas, the crackdown on Texas' new abortion law, the overflowing of migrants at the border, voting rights and more.

  • A Judiciary Committee aide confirmed to Axios that Garland will testify.
  • Politico first reported Garland is scheduled to appear before the committee.

Details: The hearing on oversight of the DOJ will take place on Oct. 21 at 10am ET in the Congressional Auditorium.

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