Examining Federal Efforts to Prevent, Detect, and Prosecute Pandemic Relief Fraud to Safeguard Funds for All Eligible Americans
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. The hearing will build on the Select Subcommittee’s longstanding work to identify waste, fraud, and abuse in pandemic relief programs. The Select Subcommittee previously released evidence showing that the Trump Administration’s failure to institute safeguards in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program led to nearly $84 billion in potentially fraudulent loans. The Select Subcommittee also determined that nearly 97 percent of EIDL fraud prosecutions involved loan applications submitted during the Trump Administration—before the Biden Administration implemented a series of commonsense safeguards, including use of the Treasury Do Not Pay list and verification of applicant tax information.
Mr. Kevin Chambers
Director for COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement, Department of Justice
Mr. Roy D. Dotson Jr.
Acting Special Agent in Charge, National Pandemic Fraud Recovery Coordinator, United States Secret Service
The Honorable Michael Horowitz
Chair, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee
The Honorable Hannibal "Mike" Ware
Inspector General, Small Business Administration