Oversight of Federal Coronavirus Relief Aid

“Passing this historically large emergency aid package was the right thing to do to help our hard-working families and small businesses make it through the COVID-19 crisis. It’s critical that we get help to folks who need it most and address any problems that could delay critical aid. We will continue oversight of the federal agencies to make sure they are reaching Iowans in our communities.”

- Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer

 

Congresswoman Finkenauer is committed to ensuring federal coronavirus relief aid is delivered to hard-working Iowans as quickly as possible — and without waste or fraud.

If you see evidence of any waste, fraud, or abuse of federal coronavirus relief aid, Congresswoman Finkenauer would like to hear about it. Please click here to report anything you see.

Congresswoman Finkenauer has already taken steps to ensure oversight and accountability in the administration of CARES Act programs and provisions. Since the passage of the bill, she has sent oversight requests to nearly a dozen federal agencies seeking Iowa-specific data, information, updates on various aid programs authorized by recent legislation to address the COVID-19 crisis. You can find the original letters and any agency responses below.

 

Department of Commerce

Original letter to agency:  Department of Commerce

            Response from agency: Received on June 9th, 2020 

 

Department of Defense

Original letter to agency: Department of Defense

            Response from agency: No response received 

 

Department of Education

Original letter to agency: Department of Education

            Response from agency: Received on May 5, 2020

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Original letter to agency: Department of Health and Human Services

            Response from agency: Received on April 27, 2020

  Response on protections for meatpacking facilities: Received on May 7, 2020

 

Department of Homeland Security

Original letter to agency: Department of Homeland Security

            Response from agency: Received on May 1, 2020

 

Department of Justice

Original letter to agency: Department of Justice

            Response from agency: No response received 

 

Department of Labor

Original letter to agency: Department of Labor

            Response from agency: No response received 

 

Department of Transportation

Original letter to agency: Department of Transportation

            Response from agency: No response received 

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Original letter to agency: Department of Veterans Affairs

            Response from agency: Received on June 16, 2020

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Original letter to agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture

            Response from agency: No response received 

 

Small Business Administration

Original letter to agency: Small Business Administration

            Response from agency: No response received