The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expanding its investigation into whether Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius broke the law when she asked health care executives to contribute to nonprofit groups that are helping to implement the Affordable Care Act.

The committee has requested information from 15 companies and organizations that may have been approached by Sebelius.

“Was your organization contacted by the HHS Secretary, any HHS employee, staff, or official, or any individual acting on behalf of HHS relating to contributions to assist in the establishment and implementation of the PPACA?” committee members asked in letters dated May 23.

They also asked for documents and communications related to “any plans, commitments, or initiatives by your company to contribute to the implementation of” the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, as well as any information about meetings the companies and organizations may have had with the White House about the law’s implementation.

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