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News Roundup: Contempt Vote to Be Thursday; Issa Skeptical of Executive Privilege Claim

June 26, 2012

Good morning. Here's what's happening in Congress and on K Street that you should know.

WaPo's Ed O'Keefe writes that the House floor vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is set for Thursday.

The Associated Press reports that Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is challenging President Obama's assertion of executive privilege.

In case you missed it earlier on they Alley, Alex DelPizzo, who served as LD to former Rep. Mike Ferguson, R-N.J., is joining Thorn Run Partners.

Kevin Bogardus of The Hill profiles Holly Fechner, a former aide to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and currently an executive at the law firm lobby Covington & Burling.

The Hill's Cameron Joseph and David Kaner report that both Senate candidates in Montana will skip their parties' conventions. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., was first to say he wouldn't attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., then announced he would not go to Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention, the paper writes.

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