Oversight Committee investigates ventilator contracts, saving taxpayer dollars
With the ongoing pandemic, the Congressman has been fighting waste and graft in the contracts for ventilators. Politico wrote about his efforts and you can see the full story by clicking the link below.
“Senior House Democrats have launched an investigation into the Trump administration’s awarding of a $250 million communications contract to help ‘defeat despair and inspire hope’ over the coronavirus pandemic, as they questioned the political motivations behind the taxpayer-funded messaging campaign. The lawmakers are also calling on the administration to halt the contract while it’s under investigation, according to a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar that was shared with POLITICO.
‘We have grave concerns that, rather than focus on planning and executing a national strategy to contain the coronavirus, the Trump Administration is using a quarter of a billion dollars in taxpayer money to fund what appears to be a political propaganda campaign just two months before a presidential election,’ wrote Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), who all lead congressional oversight panels.”