Senator Subpoenas OPM Over 2013 Obamacare Rule

Government Executive: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., last month escalated matters in his fight to secure documents from the Office of Personnel Management about a controversial rule related to the Affordable Care Act, issuing a subpoena to the agency over files he claims have been withheld from congressional scrutiny.

In a Dec. 22 letter accompanying the subpoena to acting OPM Director Kathleen McGettigan, Johnson bemoaned the paltry amount of documents sent in response to his long-standing request.

“To date, OPM’s compliance with the committee’s inquiry has been deficient,” he wrote. “In the four months since my initial request, OPM has produced a limited number of responsive documents, made available for in camera review only a small subset of responsive material, and refused to produce some documents specifically identified by the committee during the in camera review process.”

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