Top Republican Says Pandemic Fraud At Top Of Oversight Committee’s To-Do List

An employee counts US dollars at a bureau de change in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 10, 2015. The Brazilian real devaluated Thursday 1.92% against the US dollar. Brazil was downgraded by Standard & Poor's financial services company and lost its investment-grade credit rating.                  AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • “We believe that there have been hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars wasted over the past three years–that spans two administrations– in the name of COVID,” Comer continued.
  • “We want to have hearings on that. We want to try to determine what happened with the fraudulent unemployment insurance funds, the fraudulent [Paycheck Protection Program] loan funds, some of this money that’s being spent for state and local governments in the COVID stimulus monies… these are things that are going to be priorities for us as a committee,” he added.
  • Earlier this week, Comer blamed high-profile Democrats for tarnishing the integrity of congressional probes and promised change once Republicans take over.

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