Politico | Sebelius subpoenaed over Obamacare lobbying

The House Ways and Means Committee has subpoenaed Health and Human Services  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, demanding that she reveal details of how  the agency is promoting the health reform law, according to the committee.

The election may have iced efforts to repeal the law on the whole, but House  Republicans are indicating that they’re full speed ahead on intense oversight of  how the Obama administration is enacting the legislation.

The subpoena demands that Sebelius turn over documents about  how taxpayer dollars are being used to promote the law through public relations,  advertising and message testing. The committee is asking for all documents  covering the period from January 2008 to today.

It comes from committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and oversight subcommittee Chairman Charles  Boustany (R-La.), who is facing a run-off election next month.

Camp and Boustany sent a letter to Sebelius on Oct. 24, threatening a subpoena if  documents were not handed over by Oct. 31. They sent an initial request to  Sebelius for the material in June.


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