ABSTRACT

Oversight Provisions in H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act [March 12, 2020]   [open pdf - 615KB]

From the Document: "President Donald Trump signed H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, on March 6, 2020. It provides a total of $8.3 billion in supplemental funding to support the response of the United States to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Prior to the passage of H.R. 6074, Congress had already begun to oversee the federal government's response to COVID-19 with committee hearings in both the House and the Senate. Other committees are planning additional hearings in the coming weeks, and the Trump Administration has also been providing regular briefings. This voluntary flow of information among Congress, senior Administration leaders, and frontline experts will facilitate Congress's response to COVID-19. If lines of communication remain open, voluntary information sharing may prove to be sufficient to meet Congress's needs and expectations for oversight. However, H.R. 6074 makes explicit a number of requirements regarding both the type and frequency of information Congress will receive."

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CRS Insight, IN11236
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2020-03-12
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