House Votes to Give Subpoena Power to Spill Panel

By Staff | June 23, 2010 | 5:32 PM EDT
Washington (AP) - The House has approved legislation that would give subpoena power to the presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Rep. Lois Capps, a California Democrat, said that Americans want answers from those responsible for the spill, and subpoena power will ensure "no stone goes unturned."
 
The vote Wednesday was 420-1, with Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas casting the only no vote.
 
President Barack Obama has appointed the seven-member commission to investigate the spill.
The House has approved legislation that would give subpoena power to the presidential commission investigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.