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Press Release Published: Jan 27, 2023

Chairman Comer Announces Hearing on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Pandemic Recovery Programs

WASHINGTON–House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will hold the first Oversight Committee hearing of the 118th Congress titled “Federal Pandemic Spending: A Prescription for Waste, Fraud, and Abuse,” to focus on investigating the rampant waste of taxpayer dollars in COVID relief programs.

“We owe it to Americans to identify how hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars spent under the guise of pandemic relief were lost to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. For the past two years, Democrats in the Administration and Congress have spent far too much time pushing money out the door and far too little time conducting meaningful oversight of how that money is being spent. That changes with our House Republican majority. Under Republican leadership, the Oversight Committee is returning to its primary duty to root out waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the federal government and hold President Biden accountable,” said Chairman Comer.

WHAT: Hearing titled “Federal Pandemic Spending: A Prescription for Waste, Fraud, and Abuse”

DATE: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

TIME: 10:00 AM ET

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


  • The Honorable Michael Horowitz, Chair, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee
  • The Honorable Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Mr. David M. Smith, Assistant Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. Secret Service

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at Press must be congressionally credentialed and should RSVP by emailing