Press Releases

Apr 11, 2022 Press Release
New evidence reveals former Assistant Secretary for Health played key role in discredited revisions to CDC testing guidance
Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2022) – Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, sent letters to two Trump Administration officials who held senior positions at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—former Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Brett Giroir and former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Dr. Robert Kadlec—seeking documents and transcribed interviews regarding their roles in the federal government’s pandemic response.
Mar 30, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2022) – Below is Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James E. Clyburn’s opening statement, as delivered, for today’s hearing with senior Biden Administration officials on “Moving Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis: The Biden Administration’s Progress in Combating the Pandemic and Plan for the Next Phase.”
Mar 30, 2022 Press Release
Congressional funding of President Biden’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan remains urgently needed to sustain and build on progress made
Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, held a hearing with senior Biden Administration officials to discuss the current phase of the pandemic, the Administration’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, and how Americans would be impacted if Congress fails to provide the funding necessary to sustain and build on the progress made to date.
Mar 29, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2022) – Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, issued a statement on a Government Accountability Office report on the $265 million coronavirus public relations campaign led by the Trump Administration’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services which has been the subject of a Select Subcommittee joint inquiry into Trump Administration political appointees’ plans to use taxpayer dollars to advance a partisan political agenda and direct taxpayer money to their friends and allies.
Mar 28, 2022 Press Release
Hearing will examine federal coronavirus response in the post-crisis phase, highlighting need for Congressional funding to maintain and build on progress
Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2022) – On Wednesday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, will hold a remote hearing with senior Biden Administration officials on “Moving Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis:  The Biden Administration’s Progress in Combating the Pandemic and Plan for the Next Phase.”  The hearing will focus on the progress made over the past two years in combating the coronavirus and examine how the Biden Administration’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan—if fully funded by Congress—will continue to protect Americans from the virus while minimizing the need for future pandemic-related disruptions.
Mar 24, 2022 Press Release
Clyburn asks companies to explain Telegram’s apparent violation of terms of service barring facilitation of illegal activity
Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2022) – Yesterday, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, sent letters Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, and Apple Inc. requesting information relevant to the Select Subcommittee’s ongoing investigation of fraud against pandemic relief programs being facilitated on Telegram, a popular social media and messaging application.
Mar 16, 2022 Press Release
Congressional funding of National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan remains urgently needed to protect the vulnerable and prevent future crises
Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, hosted a roundtable with public health experts to discuss the current phase of the pandemic, the ongoing level of risk posed by the coronavirus, and what must be done to keep all Americans safe two years after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic.
Mar 16, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2022) – Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James E. Clyburn’s opening statement, as delivered, for today’s roundtable on “Moving Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis: Perspectives from Public Health Experts.”
Mar 14, 2022 Press Release
Public health experts and Biden Administration officials to address current state and ongoing management of coronavirus pandemic
Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2022) – Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, today announced two events to be held in March focused on “Moving Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis.”
Mar 2, 2022 Press Release
Committees to investigate dramatic price hikes by companies that have increased costs for shipping customers and may have fueled inflation
Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2022) — Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, sent letters to three of the world’s largest ocean freight carriers—A.P. Møller Maersk, CMA CGM Group, and Hapag-Lloyd AG—requesting information about dramatic increases in the prices for shipping containers and reports of exorbitant fees and surcharges.

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