Chairwoman Issues Statement on GSA Head Finally Allowing Transition Process to Proceed

Nov 23, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 23, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy granted the Biden-Harris Transition Team access to critical services and facilities specified in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, and millions of dollars in funding that Congress appropriated on October 1, 2020, for transition activities under the Act:


“I am heartened that President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will now finally be allowed to fully engage in preparing for some of the biggest crises our nation has faced in decades.  But make no mistake—it is no cause for celebration that members of the Trump Administration refused to follow the law for weeks while coronavirus cases spiked to catastrophic levels.  While I am thankful for tonight’s news, I lament the damage that was done to our democracy and to the health and safety of the American people.”


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