Watchdog Warns Sebelius Wrongly Mixed Politics With Work | Talking Points Memo

Updated: 6:30PM

The Office of Special Counsel notified President Barack Obama on Wednesday that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she “made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity” during a speech before the Human Rights Campaign earlier this year.But “appropriate and timely steps” taken by HHS to ensure the government was reimbursed for all travel costs had “cured any violation” of a statute which bans the U.S. Treasury from paying for the costs of the political activity, according to the OSC report.

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