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H Res 938 - Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform - National Key Vote

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Title: Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a House resolution that adopts the H.Res 935, which establishes a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes and directs the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to conduct a full and complete investigation and issue a final report to the House of Representatives of its findings regarding (Sec. 3):

    • The efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and transparency of the use of taxpayer funds and relief programs to address the coronavirus crisis, through federal agencies, state and local governments, financial institutions, other private businesses, contract, grants, loans, investments, cooperative agreements, or any other means; 

    • Reports of waste, fraud, abuse, price gouging, profiteering, or other abusive practices related to the coronavirus crisis; 

    • The implementation or effectiveness of federal law applied, enacted, or under consideration to address the coronavirus crisis and prepare for future pandemics; 

    • Preparedness for and response to the coronavirus crisis, including 

      • The planning for and implementation of testing, containment, mitigation, and surveillance activities; 

      • The acquisition, distribution, or stockpiling of protective equipment and medical supplies; and 

      • The development of vaccines and treatments; 

    • The economic impact of the coronavirus crisis on individuals, communities, small businesses, health care providers, states, and local governments; 

    • Any disparate impacts of the coronavirus on different communities and populations, including with respect to race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and geographic region, and any measures taken to address such disparate impacts; 

    • Executive branch policies, deliberations, decisions, activities, and internal and external communications related to the coronavirus crisis; 

    • The protection of whistleblowers who provide information about waste, fraud, abuse, or other improper activities related to the coronavirus crisis; and 

    • Cooperation by the executive branch and others with Congress, the Inspectors General, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and others in connection with oversight of the preparedness for response to the coronavirus crisis.

  • Appropriates $2 million for expenses of the subcommittee (Sec. 9).

  • Specifies that the select subcommittee will be composed of up to 12 members, delegates, or the resident commissioner appointed by the Speaker of the House, and that no more than 5 will be appointed on the recommendation of the Minority Leader of the House (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the select committee will cease to exist 30 days after filing the final report required in section 3 (Sec. 8).

Title: Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform

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