Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday announced his picks for the new Select Investigative Panel that will probe the practices of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
The new panel has been created in the wake of several undercover videos that revealed Planned Parenthood’s questionable practice of selling aborted fetal tissue, and possibly profiting from the sales.
“Recent videos exposing the abortion-for-baby parts business have shocked the nation, and demanded action. At my request, three House committees have been investigating the abortion business, but we still don’t have the full truth,” Mr. Boehner said.
The new committee will have the resources and subpoena power to “get to the bottom of these horrific practices, and build on our work to protect the sanctity of all human life,” Mr. Boehner said.
The following Republican representatives will make up the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s new investigative panel:
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Chairman (R-TN), Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN)Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), Rep. Vicki Hartzler (R-MO), and Rep. Mia Love (R-UT).