Pelosi Forms New House Committee To Oversee Trump Administration Coronavirus Response

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced she is creating a special House committee to oversee the Trump administration handling of the historic $2 trillion relief package and its ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The committee will be empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to coronavirus and to assure that the taxpayers’ dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent to save lives, deliver relief, and benefit our economy,” Pelosi said on a conference call with reporters Thursday morning. “The panel will root out waste, fraud and abuse; it will protect against price-gauging, profiteering and political favoritism. We need transparency and accountability.”

Pelosi has tapped Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), the House Majority Whip, to lead the “House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis.” The bipartisan panel would be tasked to ensure “are spent carefully and effectively” and will investigate how the private sector is spending its government funds.