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Oversight Republicans threaten to boycott Democrats’ virtual committee proceedings being conducted in violation of rules and procedures

After months of seeing the people’s business hindered and minority party rights violated by virtual proceedings, Republican members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform informed Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney that — if she does not start conducting official Committee business by House rules — they will be forced to consider a boycott of future proceedings. In a letter to Maloney, the Members explained that, since Congress recessed on March 16, the Committee has held several ...

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China lied, Americans died. Why won’t House Democrats hold them accountable?

Thursday’s virtual briefing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis once again illustrated House Democrats’ continued refusal to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its role in the coronavirus pandemic. At the briefing, which was focused on the pandemic’s impact on frontline workers, Republican members of the panel repeatedly called on their Democrat colleagues to join their efforts to get to the bottom of China’s deceitful and damaging actions ...

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Select Committee Republicans call for WHO and Chinese Ambassador to Testify on Coronavirus Cover-Up

Today, the Republican Members of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis sent a letter to Chairman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) urging him to join their efforts to hold the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization responsible for their respective roles in exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic and to call the Chinese Ambassador to the ...

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Coronavirus Subcommittee Republicans criticize Democrats for attacking American businesses instead of holding China accountable

Last week, Republicans on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis laid out their bipartisan vision for what the panel should focus on: safely reinvigorating America’s economy and holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its actions. This contrasts starkly with the approach taken by the Select Subcommittee’s Democrats, who have so far charted a blatantly partisan course that would put American steelworkers, welders, and truckers out of work by attacking their ...

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Ranking Member Scalise Applauds Launch of Operation Warp Speed

Today the Trump Administration announced the details of Operation Warp Speed, a groundbreaking and aggressive effort in America’s war against the coronavirus. The project will work to dramatically shorten the development timeline for Coronavirus vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics and get them to the front lines as quickly as possible. When President Trump saw the proposed timelines for getting critical tests, treatments, and ...

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Oversight Republicans demand long-promised Postal Service business plan in wake of dismal government watchdog findings

Today the Republican members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan requesting that she finally provide the Committee with the USPS proposal for a sustainable, long-term business plan that was promised over a year ago. The letter follows just one day after a

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Government Report Shows that the U.S. Postal Service Desperately Needs Long-Term Fixes from Congress

Today the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report illustrating that the United States Postal Service’s financial problems were a problem well before the current COVID-19 and that it is “essential” for Congress to step in and reform the agency’s failing business model. Since 1970, Congress designed USPS to be a self-sustaining, business-like entity that would pay for its operating costs primarily with revenue from postage and postal-related products and services; ...

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Top House Republicans announce probe into Chinese efforts to infiltrate U.S. colleges

Today, the top Republicans from seven different House committees — led by Oversight Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) — sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking for information about the Chinese Communist Party’s investment in American colleges and universities to further its strategic and propaganda goals. What the letter ...