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Sunday, October 20, 2013
Sebelius will be a no-show at Obamacare hearing
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will not testify at a congressional hearing Thursday into breakdowns in the rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act, drawing more heat from House Republicans.
An HHS official confirmed Saturday that the secretary would not attend, citing a conflict in her schedule.
"We are in close communication with the committee and have expressed our desire to be responsive to their request,” the official said.
The hearing, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was scheduled this week to address glitches in the Obamacare website. Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., ripped Sebelius when initial reports indicated she would not attend.
"Secretary Sebelius had time for Jon Stewart, and we expect her to have time for Congress," he said in a statement, referring to her appearance last week on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
(hmmmm, i wonder why she doesn't want to show up---and if she is forced to, i'm betting she will take the 5th amendment..............alexis)