Sebelius intends to testify before U.S. Congress on Obamacare

WASHINGTON Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:43pm EDT

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak about healthcare from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak about healthcare from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius intends to testify before Congress about Obamacare's troubled rollout, a spokeswoman said on Monday, but no specific date has been confirmed.

Sebelius has been under fire from Republicans after turning down an invitation to testify at a Thursday hearing before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.

"We are in close communication with the committee and have expressed our desire to be responsive to their request," said HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters.

"We have always indicated to the committee that she intended to testify but that she had a scheduling conflict. We continue to work with them to find a mutually agreeable date in the near future," she added.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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NEWAGER wrote:
Her “scheduling conflict” is a dinner party in Boston. I would think Obamacare would be her top priority. I guess she doesn’t see it that way.

Oct 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
willich6 wrote:
I think Osama straightened out her dinner party plans. One more ‘fubar’ from the ‘clown in chief’.

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