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Hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin -- the Trump Administration's Response to the Economic Crisis, Hearing Before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, September 1, 2020   [open pdf - 251KB]

This is the September 1, 2020 hearing on "Hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin -- the Trump Administration's Response to the Economic Crisis," held before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of James E. Clyburn: "Tragically, seven months since the first case was discovered on our shores, the course of this coronavirus continues to be devastating. Nearly 6 million Americans have tested positive, and more than 182,000 Americans have died, far more than any other Nation on earth. This summer, while most of other countries were successfully containing the virus, the United States saw a surge in cases and three deaths, and we know why. Instead of leading with a national strategy, the White House pushed states to reopen without a plan to keep people safe. Instead of communicating science-based public health guidance, the President claimed the virus would, and I quote here, 'sort of just disappear, I hope.' These failures are costing hundreds of Americans' lives every day. Just as the Federal Reserve described it, the failure to address America's health crisis has also caused an unprecedented economic crisis that has left many Americans out of work, and struggling to feed their families and pay housing costs. [...] Today's hearing is a call to action. The most important step we can take to fix the economy in the long term is to get the pandemic under control. But American families are hurting now, and there are urgent steps the administration must take to prevent our Nation's economic crisis from becoming a catastrophe." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Steven T. Mnuchin

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Serial No. 116-114
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2021
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