On January 30, 2015 the SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following communication from the Honorable Joe Barton, Member of Congress:
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, DC, January 27, 2015.
Hon. JOHN A. BOEHNER,
The Speaker, House of Representatives,
DEAR MR. SPEAKER: This is to notify you formally, pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, that I have been served with a subpoena for documents issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in connection with a criminal case currently pending before that court.
After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, I will determine whether compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House.
Member of Congress.
Note: It is unclear exactly why the Congressman is being subpoena in the first place. A call to his office was not returned.