House lawmaker seeks to force release of documents on proposed Title X changes

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Rep. Elijah Cummings wants to subpoena the Department of Health and Human Services on its Title X rule. (Pixabay)

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is demanding information about the drafting of the Trump administration's proposed changes to the Title X family planning program.

In his letter to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-N.C., who is chairman of the oversight committee, Cummings said Committee Democrats originally requested the documents from HHS Secretary Alex Azar on June 20. But, he said, to date, they have received no response. 

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