Political Squabble Interrupts Hearing on SAFE Data Act

Dems angry about GOP-run committee process


WASHINGTON—A House subcommittee's markup of a bill called the SAFE Data Act is usually the kind of thing that would put most observers to sleep. It's certainly not likely to lead to much excitement. A hearing on Wednesday, though, proved to be the exception to that rule.

"We don't get called up. We don't get consulted. This is not the way for Congress to enact legislation," a very peeved Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said during the hearing. 

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