Watts’ Statement on Inaction of Oversight Committee

The following is a statement by Rep. Ralph Watts (R-Adel) in response to the Democratic leadership’s refusal to investigate the recent film tax credit scandal:

“The Oversight Committee has a history of looking into scandals such as Atalissa and CIETC and providing open and honest discussion for Iowans.

“The Legislature approved the film tax credit and has a responsibility to find out why the program has been mismanaged and abused. Frankly, the only thing keeping that discussion from happening today is politics.”

Watts is the Ranking Member of the Government Oversight Committee.