GOP Reps. Investigate $1.4B HHS 'Slush Fund'

Law360, New York (February 3, 2011, 12:43 PM EST) -- Three Republican congressmen have launched a probe into how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is spending $1.4 billion in federal health care money they describe as a "slush fund."

In letters sent Wednesday to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the trio — all members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee — demanded to know how the department was using money it received under the 2009 stimulus and the health care reform law.

“The congressional spending spree of the last two years has left...
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