ADVISORY: Ranking Member Brady Announces Republican Meeting “$60 Billion and Counting: The Consequences of Unchecked Pandemic Unemployment Fraud Amidst Expanded Benefits”

May 7, 2021 — Media Advisory   

Ranking Member Brady announced today that Rep. Jackie Walorski, Republican Leader for the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee, will host a meeting entitled “$60 Billion and Counting: The Consequences of Unchecked Pandemic Unemployment Fraud,” on Monday, May 10, at 11:00 AM EST.

 

The meeting will feature a discussion about how unchecked fraud is diverting funds away from unemployed workers and harming innocent taxpayers. The Labor Department’s Inspector General estimates more than $63 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid out improperly during COVID, with a significant portion attributable to fraud. Members will hear directly from employers and individuals impacted by fraud.

 

This meeting will take place remotely via Cisco WebEx video conferencing.

 

Members of the public may view the meeting via live webcast available on the Ways and Means Committee Republicans YouTube page at:

https://youtu.be/gVErgfGXsyI