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(CNN) — The House Energy and Commerce Committee says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has declined a request to appear before the committee to discuss family separations at the US southern border.

Chairman Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, personally requested that Azar testify before the committee, but the secretary’s office declined the request on Tuesday, according to the committee spokesman.

The article goes on to state the following:

“One way or another,” Azar will have to testify before the Energy and Commerce Committee, Pallone said in a statement. He called Azar’s denial of the request to testify “unacceptable” and said it is “outrageous” that Azar has yet to appear before Congress for a hearing on the controversial policy.

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