House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, a dogged critic of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ part in Obamacare’s rollout woes, lobbed a parting shot at the outgoing official Wednesday.
In a letter, the California Republican lawmaker accused Sebelius of failing to comply with a subpoena for documents related to last year’s flawed launch, warning he’d “have no alternative but to consider the full range of options to enforce the subpoena” if her department fails to hand over the information.
He made the first call for documents last October. And while the HHS passed along 111,000 pages of information, Issa complained that much of it was heavily redacted, The Hill noted.
“The department’s substantial delay in production, combined with its improper redactions, has obstructed the committee’s investigation,” Issa charged.
“The department’s failure to comply fully hinders the committee’s constitutional obligation to conduct oversight of the executive branch.”
Sebelius has one foot out the door at HHS. The Senate is expected to soon confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be her successor, Fox News reported Wednesday.