North Carolina Democratic lawmakers on a secretive legislative committee are questioning why they are being blocked on trying to investigate crisis pregnancy centers and private schools receiving money from the tuition voucher program.

Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue, who serves on the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, known as Gov Ops, told reporters on Wednesday that Democratic members and staff on the committee, which is chaired by the two most powerful Republicans in the state, are having their requests denied by a lawyer.