Burgess Calls For Hearing On Unspent State, Local COVID-19 Relief

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / October 12, 2021 at 2:41 PM
House Energy & Commerce Republican Michael Burgess (TX) wants the committee to hold a hearing looking into reports that most state and local governments have spent less than 10% of their American Rescue Plan COVID-19 relief and are using the money for non-pandemic-response efforts -- though counties say they are thoughtfully and responsibly investing relief in public health initiatives. The Treasury began distributing additional coronavirus relief to states, cities and counties in May , shortly after Congress passed the American...

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