This resolution would establish a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. It would be in addition to the existing oversight bodies in the House, and the three major oversight bodies established by the CARES Act for the coronavirus response.
The Select Subcommittee would consist of up to 12 members, delegates, or the resident commissioner appointed by the Speaker of the House. At least five would be appointed by the House Minority Leader. The Select Committee would conduct a full & complete investigation, and issue a final report (and potential interim reports) to the House regarding:
The efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and transparency of the use of taxpayer funds and relief programs to address the coronavirus crisis, including through federal agencies, state & local government entities, financial institutions and other private businesses, contracts, grants, loans, loan guarantees, investments.
Reports of waste, fraud, abuse, price gouging, profiteering, or other abusive practices related to the coronavirus crisis.
The implementation or effectiveness of any federal law applied, enacted, or considered 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 of protective equipment & medical supplies, and the development of vaccines and treatments.
The economic impact of the coronavirus on individuals, communities, small businesses, healthcare providers, states & local governments.
Any disparate impacts of the coronavirus crisis on different communities and populations, including with respect to race, ethnicity, age, sex, 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 & 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.
Cooperation by the executive branch and others with Congress, the inspectors general, the Government Accountability Office, and others in connection with oversight of the preparedness for and response to the coronavirus crisis.
Any other issues related to the coronavirus crisis.