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Sebelius Now Refusing To Testify Before Senate Pane (A mockery of our Republic)
daily caller ^ | 4/29/14 | c may

Posted on 04/30/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT by bestintxas

Outgoing Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius is now refusing to testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a Senate aide told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

Sebelius had originally been set to testify before the subcommittee about the department’s 2015 $70 billion budget request on April 2.

According to another aide, however, several weeks after confirming the hearing date, she requested a date switch with the National Institutes of Health budget hearing on May 7. The committee accommodated her request.

Now, after announcing her resignation on April 11, she is refusing to testify according to the two aides, even though she is still the sitting secretary — remaining at the post until her successor, OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell is confirmed.

“It appears that Sec. Sebelius has unilaterally decided that she is no longer accountable to Congress,” the first aide said.

The other aide explained that HHS has not given the committee any reason for her refusal and that Sebelius has not suggested anyone to testify in her place.

That same aide noted subcommittee Chairman Tom Harkin planned to call Sebelius Tuesday about the hearing.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hhsbudget; liz; obamacarebudget; obamacarecosts; obamacarefraud; obamacarepr; sebelius
Congress needs to do its job - just impeach her prior to her resignation - and cutoff all pensions she might receive.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Yup.
She stayed on the federal payroll just long enough to collect a lifetime paycheck.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 5:52:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: bestintxas

Give her a break.

This news of the LA Clippers owner, whoever he is (heck, whoever the heck the LA Clippers are) has hit all of us very deeply.

She’s probably very busy keeping up with that, as we all are.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 5:53:27 AM PDT by stanne
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To: bestintxas

“Sebelius had originally been set to testify before the subcommittee about the department’s 2015 $70 billion budget request on April 2. “

Cut off the money then.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 5:53:41 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: bestintxas

5 posted on 04/30/2014 5:56:59 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: bestintxas

The EXEMPT, treasonous, hated Congress
will continue to DO NOTHING
except enrich itself,
enrich their EXEMPT families,
and enrich their EXEMPT Staff.

Sibelius KNOWS she can do this
because the corrupt docile enabling EXEMPT ISSA
and the criminal EXEMPT CUMMINGS
did NOTHING previously.

NOTHING.

NOTHING.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: All
The Untraceable $8 Billion ObamaCare PR Budget---truly govt fraud at its finest. Egged on by Pelosi, no one in Congress told Americans about Section 4002---which mandates an $8B untraceable fund to "promote" Obamacare (apparently b/c Boobamba had so little confidence in his signature legislation).

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Turns out Obamacare is a vehicle for consolidating Dummycrat power.....w/ a multi-billion dollar slush fund.

Q. Why all those O/Care delays and the recent enrolloment extension?

A. Because Sibelius is aiding and abetting Scumocrats to register enrollees as Democrats.....and helping Obama to wire- transfer tax dollars billions. And remember, taxpayers....once in the hands of the Dummycrat criminal hordes, the tax billions are untraceable.

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ACA SEC. 4002. PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND.

(a) PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this section to establish a Prevention and Public Health Fund (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Fund’’), to be administered through the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care costs.

(b) FUNDING.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, and appropriated, to the Fund, out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated—

(1) for fiscal year 2010, $500,000,000;
(2) for fiscal year 2011, $750,000,000;
(3) for fiscal year 2012, $1,000,000,000;
(4) for fiscal year 2013, $1,250,000,000;
(5) for fiscal year 2014, $1,500,000,000; and
(6) for fiscal year 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000,000.

(c) USE OF FUND.—The Secretary shall transfer amounts in the Fund to accounts within the Department of Health and Human Services to increase funding, over the fiscal year 2008 level, for programs authorized by the Public Health Service Act, for prevention, wellness, and public health activities including prevention research and health screenings, such as the Community Transformation grant program, the Education and Outreach Campaign for Preventive Benefits, and immunization programs.

(d) TRANSFER AUTHORITY.—The Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of may provide for the transfer of funds in the Fund to eligible activities under this section, subject to subsection (c).

7 posted on 04/30/2014 5:59:32 AM PDT by Liz
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To: bestintxas

This congress is as ball-less as Obama.

The O administration has taken the stand, “We are above the law.” enough times and had Congress do nothing just as O has done on the world scene - and O’s appointees are just as afraid of Congress as Putin is afraid of Obama.......NOT!


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:01:16 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: bestintxas

The nutless wonders in Congress will do nothing.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 6:03:53 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Arlis

Obama has usurped both the Legislative and the Judicial branches, he has both issued “laws” and decided what laws are void.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 6:16:14 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: bestintxas

Welcome to the Gray Bar Hotel, Klueless Kathy.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: bestintxas

Didn’t she resign just after her pension eligibility kicked in? Revoke it.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 6:27:25 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: All

Our corrupt Congress needs to offer her a better bribe to testify. And who would know better about the giving and taking of bribes than Congress. They should make her an offer she can’t refuse. She obviously craves power, money, and the finer things of life that only the government can offer. Congress needs to share. /s


13 posted on 04/30/2014 6:34:21 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: bestintxas

Put the piece of trash in jail.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 6:35:36 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: bestintxas

The decay of Congress has been going on for a long time, probably since 1913 or so. But the Obama presidency has accelerated matters, as he promised it would.

Just as LBJ/Nixon ended the role of Congress in war matters, the role of Congress in Executive Branch oversight is being ended right before our eyes.

And nobody knows, or cares to know.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 6:40:01 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: bestintxas

The lawless henchmen of the 0bama Regime will do what they want and get away with it. The fundamental transformation to a banana republic proceeds apace.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:41 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: bestintxas

A party to plunder and death (socialist’s totalitarian care) refuses to testify? Waterboard her. Elite economic terrorist. Oh, she was just taking orders from like-minded national socialists? Well, okay then.

See something, say something ALERT!


17 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: bestintxas

And the republicans will just bend over and say...thank you ma’am, may I have another?


18 posted on 04/30/2014 7:32:13 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: bestintxas

Jail the bitch.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 7:43:37 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Ray76

The legislative only because they have let him......


20 posted on 04/30/2014 8:24:12 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: Jim Noble

“And nobody knows, or cares to know.”

That is a stupid statement.

What do you thinnk the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Mike Lee or Ted Cruz are all about?


21 posted on 05/01/2014 4:57:43 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas

It seems we now have bureaucrats whose motto when questioned is”FU”. Does this offend anyone in congress?


22 posted on 05/18/2014 9:36:10 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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