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Rep. Gowdy to Issa: Investigate Sebelius' Obstruction on ACA

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Monday, 16 Dec 2013 09:42 PM

By Greg Richter

Rep. Trey Gowdy says that even if Obamacare contractors ultimately respond to congressional subpoenas, he'd like to see an investigation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Sebelius told contractors for the troubled HealthCare.gov website to ignore subpoenas  from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. She said the contracts prevented the contractors from sharing information with third parties.

"I've got news for Secretary Sebelius: Congress is not a third party," committee member Gowdy, R-S.C., said Monday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."  

Gowdy and others have argued that Congress is a co-equal branch of government and is entitled to see any documents the executive branch has.

Two contractors already have decided to comply, Gowdy said, and he expects Mitre Corp.  to do the same. Mitre President Alfred Grasso sent a letter to the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., explaining why his company could not comply.

Even if all eventually share their documents, Gowdy wants Issa to investigate Sebelius anyway.

"If you counsel someone to impede a congressional investigation, even if they don't take your advice," he said, "I would still love to see it investigated."


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