Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said John Bash, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, will look into the issue.
The House is set to vote on the bill Wednesday in one of the first tests to the chamber's new and historic proxy voting system due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A key figure behind the U.S. investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign will testify next week before a Republican-led Senate committee examining the origins of the probe, the panel said on Wednesday. Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller in 2017, will testify on June 3 as part of a Senate Judiciary Committee examination of an FBI probe of Trump campaign officials code-named "Crossfire Hurricane," which led to the Mueller investigation. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Rosenstein would offer "new revelations" about federal surveillance practices.
Attorney General William Barr says he doesn't expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, the former vice president and President Donald Trump's Democratic opponent. The inquiry could conclude this summer, meaning fresh revelations might be exploited by Trump in the heat of the election season to damage Biden or to attack the Obama administration.
Extended stay-at-home orders "may be both arbitrary and unlawful," Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said in a letter to Los Angeles officials.