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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2015
Emily Morris, 202-225-2965
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today called out House Republicans for voting to launch yet another ineffective and wasteful taxpayer-funded Select Committee in order to continue their relentless attacks on Planned Parenthood.
“It stretches the boundaries of sanity and logic that House Republicans feel entitled to waste tax-payer funds and continue to cite false claims which have been thoroughly discredited in order to further and justify another obsessive quest.
“The Select Committee on Benghazi has lasted 72 weeks, longer than the Watergate Committee investigation, and squandered more than $4.5 million tax-payer dollars.
“Why are we again wasting the America people’s time and money when we could be reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, raising the debt ceiling, passing a long-term highway bill, or reaching a bipartisan budget agreement? Critical legislative deadlines are approaching and we have work to do.
“Congress needs to focus on serving the American people and solving America’s problems in a bipartisan manner.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and as the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security.