Presidential Objections to Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Reporting Requirements [May 12, 2020] [open pdf - 664KB]
From the Document: "President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or Act) on March 27, 2020. But when doing so, he issued a signing statement identifying his 'constitutional concerns' with provisions that he viewed as either infringing on executive power or exceeding the powers of Congress. Notwithstanding the President's statement, the identified provisions have the force and effect of law as the CARES Act was approved by the House and Senate and signed by the President in accord with the Constitution's 'finely wrought' process of lawmaking. [...] President Trump's signing statement made a number of constitutional objections, all of which related to congressional involvement in or oversight of new CARES Act authorities. One that may be of particular interest to Congress relates to a requirement that the newly-established Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR)--tasked with overseeing the distribution of funds provided under the law-- notify Congress of agency refusals to comply with SIGPR requests for information."
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