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Roe, Walberg Invite OMB Official to Testify on Employer Mandate Delay

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) have invited a senior official with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to testify at a joint hearing on the delay of the ObamaCare employer mandate. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

“The Obama administration continues to enact sweeping changes to federal law behind closed doors,” said Reps. Roe and Walberg. “The unilateral delay of the employer mandate is just the latest example and further confirmation the health care law is fatally flawed. As Republicans work to ensure all Americans receive permanent relief from ObamaCare, we will also get the facts on the president’s decision to delay a major part of his health care law. We look forward to the participation of OMB at this important oversight hearing.”

In a letter sent last Friday to Howard Shelanski, administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the chairmen write:

As a senior leader at the Office of Management and Budget, you are uniquely qualified to respond to questions regarding the decision-making process that led to the unilateral delay of the employer mandate. We understand you assumed the responsibilities of your office this week. Therefore, we are happy to consider requests for special accommodations you may need to ensure a productive hearing.

The House Education and the Workforce Committee shares jurisdiction over the 2010 health care law, and maintains broad oversight responsibilities of federal policies governing the nation’s workplaces. We look forward to your participation in this hearing and expect it will help provide much needed transparency over a decision that has impacted the lives of millions of American workers and job creators.

To read the letter, click here.

Additional information about the hearing will be available at

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