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GOP Rep lashes out at Sebelius

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Rep. John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusTax law showers cash on lobby firms Toyota says it won't partner with EPA despite Pruitt claim Paul Ryan refutes rumors of early retirement from House MORE (R-Ill.) lashed out at Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusPro-dependency advocates miss the mark in attacking Kansas welfare reform Pence breaks tie to confirm Trump's pick for religious ambassador The House needs to help patients from being victimized by antiquated technology MORE at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday.

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Shimkus became heated during a disagreement with Sebelius over the Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare and said it was pointless for him to argue with the secretary over the matter.

“It’s like talking to the Republic of Korea,” he said.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), who started off the hearing asking his colleagues to treat Sebelius respectfully and to allow her to finish her answers to the committee’s questions, strenuously objected.

Read more on The Hill.