House Dems create new coronavirus committee to monitor relief spending

House Dems create new coronavirus committee to monitor relief spending
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[Ed. – Republicans point out the House already has multiple committees that would have monitored the spending anyway.  All spending is monitored by existing mechanisms.  The special committee looks like a political ploy to package talking points (and probably a persistent campaign of cheap procedural harassment) against Trump and Republicans.]

The House voted Thursday to establish a new investigative committee to monitor President Donald Trump’s implementation of nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus relief measures, a step they said would safeguard the massive sums flowing to businesses, hospitals and individual taxpayers.

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But the measure passed on a party line vote of 212-182, with Republicans unanimously slamming the effort as a veiled attempt to damage Trump politically. They described it as redundant to the multiple congressional committees already have jurisdiction to monitor the law.

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio … noted that multiple congressional committees were already responsible for conducting oversight, as well as several new mechanisms created in the multitrillion-dollar coronavirus relief laws.

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