On Wednesday, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement on her appointment to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic:
“I am honored to be selected by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to serve on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “Three years ago, COVID-19 was unleashed on the world. As a result, federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. imposed harsh lockdowns that shuttered Americans’ livelihoods, set children back in school, and infringed on our civil liberties. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to investigate the origins of COVID-19 and the federal government’s response to deliver the answers and accountability the American people deserve.”
The House Oversight Committee’s Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic will have the power to investigate and provide legislative recommendations on a wide range of issues including the origins of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Federal government’s funding of gain-of-function research, the relief programs and regulations used to address the pandemic, the implementation of vaccine mandates for federal employees and the military, the economic impact of the pandemic, the impact of school closures, and the Executive Branch’s pandemic-related decisions.