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Rep. Stearns says Planned Parenthood hearings are a “possibility”

In the wake of yesterday’s release of AUL’s special report on Planned Parenthood, Politico Pulse ran the following item today:

The day after the AUL memo dropped, PULSE reached out to Rep. Cliff Stearns, who chairs E&C’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee to see whether he’s planning a hearing on the issue. The short answer: maybe. “I believe my Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee should review the findings of this report and possibly hold a hearing on why taxpayers are funding Planned Parenthood with its record of abuse and violations of state laws,” Stearns told PULSE in a Thursday statement. “The American people deserve a concrete reason for funding Planned Parenthood; a reason I do not believe exits.” Stearns had previously told us he hoped to hold a hearing on H.R. 217, Rep. Mike Pence’s stand-alone bill on Planned Parenthood.

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