Press Releases

Jun 14, 2022 Press Release
Report also details Trump Administration decision to award windfall $750 million no-bid contract to company that assigned just six employees to processing EIDL applications
Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2022) – Today, in advance of a hearing on fraud in federal pandemic relief programs, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, released a new staff report on the Trump Administration’s mismanagement of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The report demonstrates how the Trump Administration failed to implement basic safeguards to prevent fraud, even directing loan reviewers to approve applications with serious fraud alerts without taking any steps to ensure that the applications were legitimate.
Jun 14, 2022 Press Release
The hearing followed the release of a Select Subcommittee report today highlighting deficiencies in the EIDL program during the Trump Administration that led to significant fraud and waste
Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, held a hearing with federal watchdogs involved in preventing, detecting, and prosecuting fraud in pandemic relief programs. The hearing highlighted how the Trump Administration left pandemic relief programs highly vulnerable to fraud early in their implementation.
Jun 13, 2022 Press Release
Staff memo released today underscores the Biden Administration’s success in uncovering fraud and bringing wrongdoers to justice
Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2022) – Tomorrow, June 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a hybrid hearing on federal efforts to address fraud in pandemic relief programs. In advance of tomorrow’s hearing, the Select Subcommittee released a staff memorandum with new data obtained from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General (SBA OIG), the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), and the United States Secret Service (USSS).
Jun 6, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2022) – On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a hybrid hearing on federal efforts to address fraud in pandemic relief programs to ensure wrongdoers are brought to justice, taxpayer dollars are returned, and all eligible Americans are able to obtain essential government support in future times of crisis
May 25, 2022 Press Release
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion asked to provide information on decreased responsiveness to consumer complaints
Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2022) – Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, sent letters to the Chief Executive Officers of the three largest Nationwide Consumer Reporting Agencies (NCRAs)—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—requesting information on their decreased responsiveness to consumer complaints about credit reporting errors during the pandemic.
May 18, 2022 Press Release
Memorandum released today by Select Subcommittee details how pandemic disproportionately harmed hourly women workers at 12 major U.S. companies
Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, held a hearing with experts on women’s labor issues and an affected worker to address the disproportionate burdens that low-wage women in the workforce have shouldered during the pandemic and how the federal government could better support those workers to ensure a more equitable post-pandemic recovery.
May 17, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2022) – Below is Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James E. Clyburn’s opening statement, as delivered, for today’s hearing with experts and an impacted worker on “Underpaid, Overworked, and Underappreciated: How the Pandemic Economy Disproportionately Harmed Low-Wage Women Workers.”
May 17, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, released a memorandum with new evidence of disproportionate harm women working for hourly wages faced during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.  The memorandum precedes today’s scheduled 11:45 a.m. ET hearing entitled “Underpaid, Overworked, and Underappreciated: How the Pandemic Economy Disproportionately Harmed Low-Wage Women Workers.”  
May 16, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2022) – TOMORROW, May 17, 2022, at 11:45 a.m. ET, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, will hold a hybrid hearing entitled “Underpaid, Overworked, and Underappreciated: How the Pandemic Economy Disproportionately Harmed Low-Wage Women Workers” to examine how gender inequities in the workforce have been exacerbated by the pandemic, particularly for low-wage, hourly workers, who are disproportionately women and women of color.
May 12, 2022 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (May 12, 2022) – Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, released a new staff report detailing how meatpacking companies engaged Trump Administration political appointees in an aggressive campaign to force workers to remain in dangerous plants with high risk of coronavirus transmission.  The report reveals how industry representatives successfully enlisted USDA’s assistance in weakening federal worker protections and insulating facilities from state and local health department regulations.

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