Senate Panel Votes to Maintain Backpage.com in Contempt Over Intercourse Advertisements

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has voted to carry the categorized promoting web site Backpage.com in civil contempt for failing to adjust to a congressional subpoena into the way it screens advertisements for potential intercourse trafficking.

The Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday backed a decision establishing a authorized struggle with the corporate. The complete Senate should vote on the decision.

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri sponsored the decision after they stated the corporate refused to adjust to a subpoena final yr. It will permit the committee to go to courtroom to attempt to pressure Backpage.com to show over paperwork about its screening practices.

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Senate approval would mark the primary time in 20 years the chamber has voted to carry somebody in contempt.