US Attorney General Eric Holder has been held in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over a set of documents on a failed sting operation.
In a majority vote, some Democrats joined with the House of Representatives' Republican majority.
Mr Holder is the first sitting attorney general to be held in contempt.
The White House has refused to hand over files outlining how the justice department discovered problems with Fast and Furious operation. ...
Ace: '255 Yes, 67 No, 1 Present. 17 Democrats voted yes, so bi-partisanship.'