A new website for the federal Pandemic Response Accountability Committee has now gone live: https://pandemic.oversight.gov/.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Pub. L. No. 116-136, March 27, 2020, and three related pieces of emergency legislation provide approximately $2.4 trillion in economic relief to individual citizens, loans for businesses, support for hospitals and other medical providers, and economic relief for impacted industries. Additional relief bills are expected.
The CARES Act creates the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), composed of federal Offices of Inspectors General, to “promote transparency and conduct and support oversight of covered funds and the Coronavirus response to (1) prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and (2) mitigate major risks that cut across program and agency boundaries.”
The PRAC is a Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), an independent entity established within the executive branch by the Inspector General Act of 1978. It includes the 75 statutorily created federal Inspectors General; the members of the Committee are shown here.