FEBRUARY 05, 2015
The Senate’s Small Business Committee chairman Senator Vitter (R-LA) plans to investigate how Congress illegally enrolled in D.C.’s Small Business Exchange. Congress’ falsified applications, which say the House and Senate each have 45 employees, and that Congress is a small business, were first obtained by Judicial Watch through a FOIA lawsuit against the D.C. Health Exchange Authority. These applications are heavily redacted. Vitter seeks to obtain more documents exposing the falsified information in these applications from the Senate Disbursement Office and House clerk’s office through his committee’s prospective investigation. Read more about how Judicial Watch’s legal involvement in this issue helped spur this new congressional investigation.
Here is Senator Vitter’s main reason for launching this investigation, as quoted in the article:
“Allowing Congress — which employs nearly 16,000 individuals — to determine itself as a ‘small business’ doesn’t pass the common sense test,” Vitter said. “We need to know exactly how and why this was allowed to happen, so we can fix this injustice and eliminate Washington’s Obamacare Exemption. Washington insiders should be forced to live under Obamacare just like the rest of America without a special taxpayer funded subsidy.”