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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

House GOP looks outside for advice on Planned Parenthood panel

WASHINGTON_House Republicans insist their new committee to investigate Planned Parenthood won't be political.tmpplchld But lawmakers and aides on both sides of the aisle are raising eyebrows at the optics of GOP leaders soliciting buy-in from outside groups as they make decisions about which members will sit on the special committee.tmpplchld The original plan was to convene a subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee to investigate the women's health organization and abortion provider, which is under fire after secret film footage seemed to implicate Planned Parenthood officials with illegally selling fetal tissues, a charge the group denied.tmpplchld Under that initial...