TOMORROW: Hearing on the COVID-19 Pandemic One Year Later
As U.S. reaches 500,000 dead this week, Congress will examine national response efforts
(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a hearing entitled “Confronting the Coronavirus: Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic One Year Later.” As 500,000 Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19, the Committee will assess response and relief efforts since it held the first COVID-19 Congressional hearing on March 4, 2020.
This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to receive expert testimony regarding:
- lessons learned from the failures of the Trump Administration’s response to the pandemic,
- how President Biden’s National Strategy and the American Rescue Plan will help improve the response and ensure relief is provided to underserved communities, and
- how Congress can help strengthen Federal and State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial pandemic response efforts.
WHAT: Full Committee Hearing: Confronting the Coronavirus: Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic One Year Later
WHEN: Wednesday, February 24 @ 9:30 am EST
- A. Nicole Clowers, MPA, Managing Director, Health Care Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
- Crystal Watson, DrPH, MPH, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Ngozi O. Ezike, MD, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
- Ryan McMahon, County Executive, Onondaga County, New York
Updated info and livestream available here.
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