Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts and Its Impact

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building and virtually
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The hearing will examine the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to provide oversight of that response, areas for improvement, and the impact of pandemic relief efforts on the transportation and infrastructure sectors and their workers.


  1. Panel I - The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz
    Pandemic Response Accountability Committee
  2. Panel I - Ms. Heather Krause
    Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues
    Government Accountability Office
  3. Panel I - Mr. Chris Currie
    Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues
    Government Accountability Office
  4. Panel I - The Honorable Eric J. Soskin
    Inspector General
    Department of Transportation
  5. Panel I - Mr. James Izzard
    Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
    Department of Homeland Security
  6. Panel II - Mr. Paul Skoutelas
    President & CEO
    American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  7. Panel II - Mr. Juan Ortiz
    Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, City of Austin, Texas -- on behalf of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  8. Panel II - Dr. Michael J. Boskin
    T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
    Stanford University
  9. Panel II - Dr. Wendy Edelberg, PhD
    Director, The Hamilton Project
    The Brookings Institution
  10. Panel II - Mr. John Samuelsen
    Transport Workers Union of America (TWU)