House Republicans issued several subpoenas on Wednesday that could spell the end of the not-so-affordable Affordable Healthcare Act.
The subpoenas were issued to the Department of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, as well as three IRS officials, according to the Daily Caller. The documents were filed after the officials did not provide documents relating to the Obama Administration’s unlawful payments to insurance companies for about a year.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady each issued a subepoena demanding Lew present the requested documents before Congress on Feb. 3.
The lawmakers first asked for the information at the start of the investigation into the legality of the cost-sharing reduction program being funded without congressional approval in February 2015.
The Chairmen said in a prepared statement, “What’s the self-proclaimed ‘most transparent administration in history’ trying to hide? Subpoenas should not be necessary to gather basic information about $5 billion in unlawful payments to insurance companies, but the Obama administration has left no choice despite our repeated, good faith efforts. After almost a year of repeated excuses and stonewalling, the public deserves better. At the end of the day, the American public will get answers.”
Most of the other Republicans in the House are fully supportive of the subpoenas.
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said in a statement, “Here’s the thing about stonewalling: At some point the facts will come to light. Unfortunately, when it comes to ObamaCare, it’s clear that this administration feels bound neither to the letter of the law nor to the spirit of transparency. The same bureaucrats who unlawfully paid insurance companies billions of dollars are refusing to answer basic questions. Chairmen Upton and Brady deserve nothing less than the complete and full cooperation of these agencies.”
Obamacare is the most unlawful piece of legislation passed by any president in recent US history.
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