House Majority Whip James Clyburn will lead a 12-Member Congressional delegation to Haiti observe national elections Sunday.
The South Carolina Democrat and the other lawmakers, predominantly members of the Congressional Black Caucus, want to help ensure that polling on the island nation “is fair and successful,” according to a statement issued by Clyburn’s office Wednesday. Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake in January.
The CODEL will arrive in Port-au-Prince on Sunday morning and depart that evening after receiving briefings from U.S. and international officials, visiting voting sites and meeting with representatives of the Haitian government and local nongovernmental organizations.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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