Grassley, Hatch protest 'unlimited' health-law grants

Republicans have long criticized the Obama administration's spending on the Affordable Care Act, saying it lacks accountability and transparency.

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department "fails to provide substantive guidance to states on how these grant dollars should be used and provides no oversight on how these taxpayer dollars are being spent," the senators wrote to HHS Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusOPINION | 5 big ideas to halt America's opioid epidemic Aligning clinical and community resources improves health Sebelius on GOP healthcare plan: 'I'm not sure what the goal is here' MORE.

The letter asks how sequestration will affect exchange grants and how much HHS has given to states so far.