Assessing the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief and Response Efforts and Its Impact

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building and virtually


The hearing will examine the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to provide oversight of that response, areas for improvement, and the impact of pandemic relief efforts on the transportation and infrastructure sectors and their workers.


  1. Panel I - The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz
    Pandemic Response Accountability Committee
  2. Panel I - Ms. Heather Krause
    Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues
    Government Accountability Office
  3. Panel I - Mr. Chris Currie
    Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues
    Government Accountability Office
  4. Panel I - The Honorable Eric J. Soskin
    Inspector General
    Department of Transportation
  5. Panel I - Mr. James Izzard
    Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
    Department of Homeland Security
  6. Panel II - Mr. Paul Skoutelas
    President & CEO
    American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  7. Mr. Juan Ortiz
    Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, City of Austin, Texas -- on behalf of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  8. Dr. Michael J. Boskin
    T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
    Stanford University
  9. Dr. Wendy Edelberg, PhD
    Director, The Hamilton Project
    The Brookings Institution
  10. Mr. John Samuelsen
    Transport Workers Union of America (TWU)