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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on sending subpoenas to Twitter and Facebook on Oct. 22

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on sending subpoenas to the chief executives of Twitter and Facebook on Oct. 22, it said in a statement.

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on sending subpoenas to the chief executives of Twitter TWTR.N and Facebook FB.O on Oct. 22, it said in a statement.

"If an agreement for voluntary testimony is not reached, the committee will vote on authorizing the subpoenas at a date to be determined," the statement said.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose and David Shepardson in Washington Editing by Chris Reese)

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