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Schumer Calls On Sen. McConnell & Senate GOP To Immediately Begin Vigorous Oversight Hearings Of Trump Admin’s Response To COVID-19

Brooklyn, NY – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to immediately commence oversight hearings of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic:

“Now that Leader McConnell has decided the Senate will reconvene next week, he should instruct his Committee Chairs to immediately begin vigorous and desperately needed oversight of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its implementation of the CARES Act.

“There must be public Senate hearings, at a minimum, to examine why the United States still does not have adequate testing and why some lenders in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program have prioritized the applications of their larger and wealthier clients to the detriment of smaller businesses that have oftentimes suffered greater hardship."