Pelosi Statement on Democrats’ Findings on Select Panel to Attack Women’s Health

Dec 5, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Democratic Members on Republicans’ Select Panel to Attack Women’s Health released a report on the findings and the egregious conduct of the Panel:

“The Democratic Report released today shines a stark light on the appalling abuses of the Republican Select Panel to Attack Women’s Health.  Republicans have spent $1.5 million of the taxpayers’ money on a brazen witch hunt with the expressed purpose of hounding doctors out of legal, life-saving research.

“Chair Marsha Blackburn has issued 42 unilateral subpoenas, including 35 sent without any effort to seek voluntary compliance, and all sent in violation of House rules that require notice and consultation with the minority.  Of course, the Panel found no illegal activity by Planned Parenthood – but Republicans were never interested in the facts, only in using the panel as a taxpayer-funded vehicle to smear and intimidate women and their doctors.

“The abhorrent conduct of the Select Panel to Attack Women’s Health has always been clear, but this report provides a powerful catalogue of Republicans’ abuses.  The Select Panel should be disbanded immediately.”

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