Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, issued the following statement regarding today’s news that House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) each issued a subpoena to Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew for documents regarding $5 billion in unlawful payments to insurance companies.
“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.”