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Lawmakers weigh in on Sebelius speech violation
Modern Healthcare

Some Democrats defended HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius after the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found she violated federal law when she made “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a February speech while acting in her official capacity as head of HHS. “If she made a mistake and said something she shouldn’t have at some event, that is of little significance compared to the importance of the healthcare reform effort that she is leading,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) told Modern Healthcare.