Washington (CNN) - It appears the White House and House Republicans are engaged in a bitter game of telephone.
The spat started when word spread that House Democrats would receive a briefing from the Department of Health and Human Services on the Affordable Care Act. Michael Hash, who leads the HHS Office of Health Reform, will meet with the Democratic caucus at their weekly meeting to discuss Obamacare's rollout - the first administration official to brief Congress since healthcare.gov launched on October 1.
House Republicans expressed their outrage and requested their own briefing.
“Far too much information about Obamacare’s rollout is being concealed from the public," said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner. "All members - as well as the American people - deserve answers for this debacle. That’s why we have asked the administration to provide the same briefing to House Republicans. This snub is all the more offensive after Secretary Sebelius declined to testify at a House hearing this week. It’s time for the Obama administration to honor its promises of transparency and face some accountability.”
A Democratic source shot back, telling CNN that House Republicans had missed their chance.
"White House officials reached out to the House Republican Leadership on (September 25) offering ACA briefings, and they did not respond at all," said the source.
Within minutes, Speaker Boehner's spokesman responded.
"No one on our staff was made such an offer," said Buck.
"It's unclear how the White House could have offered to brief Congress on the failure of healthcare.gov at a time when it claimed to believe the site would work just fine. This was just a day before the president told the country that the site was going to work like Kayak or Amazon.com. But if this response means they'd like to brief us, we accept and hope to set one up at their earliest convenience."
No response from the White House just yet.
–CNN’s Jim Acosta and Conor Finnegan contributed to this report.