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Sebelius scheduled to testify on ObamaCare site woes next week

The Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that agency Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before a House committee about ObamaCare.

An HHS spokesman said agency officials have been in “close communications” with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has repeatedly asked Sebelius to testify and have expressed their desire to be responsive to the request.

The committee said early Monday evening that Sebelius is expected to testify before the full committee Oct. 30 and answer all of the members' questions. 

Several contractors involved in creating the site are set to testify this Thursday.

The spokeswoman, Joanne Peters, said earlier in the day that the secretary will testify as early as next week, as reported first by Politico and confirmed by Fox News.

The committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday on whether the Obama administration was unaware of looming problems to the glitch-plagued ObamaCare website or didn’t disclose them prior to the Oct. 1 start date.

Peters said Sebelius had a “scheduling conflict” but didn’t say when -- amid criticism the secretary plans to attend a gala in Boston the night before the hearing. Peters also said no future dates or times have been confirmed.