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Watchdogs say Trump admin limiting oversight of virus aid

 

Last updated 6/16/2020 at 7:03pm

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

MATTHEW DALY and MARY CLARE JALONICK

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government watchdogs are warning that a legal determination by the Trump administration could severely limit their ability to oversee more than $1 trillion in spending related to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to four congressional committees, a panel of inspectors general overseeing a sweeping economic rescue law said an "ambiguity" in the law could block the watchdogs from conducting independent oversight.

The letter from Michael Horowitz and Robert Westbrooks, the officials leading the Pandemic Response Accoun...



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