Chairs Rodgers, Griffith Announce O&I Subcommittee Hearing on President Biden’s Massive Spending Spree
Watchdogs from Commerce Dept, EPA, DOE, and GAO to Testify Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today announced a subcommittee hearing to examine the Biden administration’s massive spending spree through the “ Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” the “CHIPS and Science Act,” and the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.” The subcommittee will hear from the Inspectors General of the Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Energy, as well as an official from the Government Accountability Office. These “watchdogs” are tasked with ensuring federal government agencies are accountable to the American people and comply with the law—as it was by written by Congress. "President Biden’s massive spending has led to record levels of inflation, which is hitting Americans hard at the pump, in the grocery store, and almost everywhere they turn. Worse, this administration is prioritizing projects that weaken our energy security, increase our dependency on foreign adversaries, and recklessly reward their political allies to the detriment of the American people’s interests. As part of our oversight efforts to eliminate government waste, fraud, and abuse, this hearing will give our committee a chance to hold the administration accountable.” NOTE : Earlier this month, the Committee requested a full accounting of spending from the Biden administration, including Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing is titled “Follow the Money: Oversight of President Biden's Massive Spending Spree.” WHAT : A subcommittee hearing to conduct oversight of President Biden’s massive spending spree. DATE : Wednesday, March 29, 2023 TIME : 2:00 PM or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Subcommittee Health hearing, whichever is later. LOCATION : 2123 Rayburn House Office Building WITNESSES : Peggy Gustafson , Inspector General, Department of Commerce Sean O’Donnell , Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency Teri Donaldson , Inspector General, Department of Energy Mark Gaffigan , Managing Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/ . If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Lauren Eriksen with the Committee staff at Lauren.Eriksen@mail.house.gov . If you have any press-related questions, please contact Christopher Krepich at Christopher.Krepich@mail.house.gov .