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McConnell Taps Sen. Toomey for Bipartisan CARES Oversight Committee

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Posted: Apr 17, 2020 5:45 PM
McConnell Taps Sen. Toomey for Bipartisan CARES Oversight Committee

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his plans for congressional oversight of the CARES Act, which brings economic relief to Americans during COVID-19. Chair of the Senate Banking Committee Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) will spearhead the upper chamber’s oversight of the execution of the bill.

“Appropriate, objective, and nonpartisan oversight will be key to ensuring its dollars and programs find their mark,” Leader McConnell said in a release.

Leader McConnell also announced that he appointed Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to the five-lawmaker committee to provide oversight to the CARES Act:

“Senator Toomey is one of the sharpest members of the Senate...He is a leader on economics and finance and a key member of the Finance, Banking, and Budget Committees. The Commission will benefit greatly from his expertise.”

Speaker Pelosi has not announced her selection for the committee thus far; the speaker and Leader McConnell will agree on a chair for the committee.