Press Releases

Dec 2, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2021) — Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, issued a statement after the President Biden announced new actions to combat the Omicron and Delta variants and continue to protect Americans from the coronavirus this winter.
Dec 1, 2021 Press Release
Multiple Reports Show Global Messaging Service Has Facilitated Fraud in Critical Pandemic Relief Programs
Washington, D.C. (December 1, 2021) — Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, sent a letter to Pavel Durov, Chief Executive Officer of Telegram, Inc. requesting documents and information related to the use of the company’s large social media platform for disseminating information used to commit fraud against pandemic relief programs. The requests follow reports indicating that Telegram may have facilitated fraud against multiple pandemic relief programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, unemployment insurance, and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).
Nov 23, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (November 23, 2021) — Yesterday, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, expanded the Select Subcommittee’s ongoing investigation into financial technology (FinTech) companies’ facilitation of fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by sending letters requesting documents and information from Blue Acorn PPP, LLC (Blueacorn) and Womply, Inc. (Womply), two online FinTech startups that processed one-third of all PPP loans in 2021. The inquiries follow reports that these companies may be linked to a disproportionate number of PPP loans made to fraudulent or ineligible applicants.
Nov 22, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (November 22, 2021) — Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, sent a letter to Dr. Stephen Hahn, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, requesting a transcribed interview and documents related to his role in the Trump Administration’s failed pandemic response.
Nov 19, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2021) — Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, issued a statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized booster shots for all adults, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines for anyone 18 years and older at least six months after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or at least two months after their initial Johnson & Johnson dose.
Nov 18, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2021) — Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, issued a subpoena to Peter Navarro, former Director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and an Assistant to President Trump.  
Nov 17, 2021 Press Release
Experts Provide Testimony on Bad Actors Profiting from Misinformation and Interventions Needed to Safeguard Public Health
Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2021) —Today, the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, held a hearing to examine the harm caused by coronavirus misinformation and identify steps needed to ensure Americans have access to and faith in accurate public health information. Today’s hearing builds upon the Select Subcommittee’s investigation into online entities pushing coronavirus misinformation and facilitating prescriptions for unproven treatments.
Nov 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2021) - Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, delivered the following opening statement at today’s hybrid hearing examining the harm caused by the spread and monetization of coronavirus misinformation online and identifying next steps needed to stop the spread and promote the dissemination of accurate public health information.
Nov 15, 2021 Press Release
Clyburn Releases Statement on Largest U.S. Pork Processor’s New Pandemic Policies
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2021) — Today, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement of a settlement agreement with Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. under which the company will make systemic nationwide changes to its health procedures and policies relating to infectious diseases. This agreement follows an October 2021 Select Subcommittee staff memorandum finding that Smithfield and its competitors “prioritized profits and production over worker safety, continuing to employ practices that led to crowded facilities in which the virus spread easily.”
Nov 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2021) — On Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, will hold a hybrid remote/in-person hearing examining the harm caused by the spread and monetization of coronavirus misinformation online. The hearing will also consider actions needed to curtail this danger while promoting the dissemination of scientifically accurate public health information.

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