Hint: it’s not small change.
Democratic lawmakers appointed to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood received more than $81,000 in campaign contributions from the organization since 1990, according to a study by the Media Research Center.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the Democratic appointments to the panel earlier this week.
“I am proud to name six strong champions of women, families and facts to stand up against the latest Republican assault on women’s health,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Select Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health. As Republicans try to take affordable family planning and lifesaving preventive care away from millions of American women, Democrats will be in the room to fight for the truth.”
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., was appointed as the committee’s ranking member.
Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; Diana DeGette, D-Colo.; Jackie Speier, D-Calif.; Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.; and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., were also appointed to the panel.
“While journalists reported the news, they left out one key detail: Those same six Democrats have received more than $81,000 from Planned Parenthood,” the Media Research Center’s Katie Yoder wrote.