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Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Less than $1 billion has been recaptured of the total taxpayer dollars lost in improper UI payments over the course of the pandemic, according to testimony from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Inspector General Larry Turner, who also raised the “low-end” estimate of the total losses from $87 billion to $163 billion. Outside experts say the number could be as high as $400 billion.

While Republican Committee Members have sounded the alarm on COVID-related fraud for more than a year, the Biden Administration has no idea how many tax dollars have been lost to fraud or improperly paid.

Republican Leaders Demand Top Biden Agency Heads Follow Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Executive Discretion in Rulemaking

September 27, 2022 — Biden's Student Loan Giveaway

Congressional Republican leaders are calling on Biden Administration agencies to obey a recent Supreme Court ruling that clarified the limitations of certain agency actions and insists that lawmaking is done by elected officials, not unaccountable bureaucrats. In letters to agencies within their jurisdiction, the leaders request the “clear congressional authorization” for upcoming ...

Democrats Vote to Blatantly Ignore Greatest Theft of American Tax Dollars in History

September 27, 2022 — Bidenflation

Criminal organizations, including international cybercrime rings and opportunistic foreign actors, exploited a national crisis to steal billions from taxpayers.  Now, faced with billions of dollars lost to unchecked unemployment fraud involving organized cybercrime, foreign actors and international crime rings, Democrats have ignored repeated calls for congressional oversight ...

Democrats Help Biden Administration Dodge Inquiries on Overreach and Failures

September 26, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

House Democrats last week provided top Biden Administration officials with a “hall pass” to obstruct Congress and ignore requests for information about its wide-ranging overreach and harmful policies. Ways and Means Republicans offered “resolutions of inquiry” (ROI) to force top Administration officials to respond to inquiries with specific factual information – but Democrats voted ...

Senate Introduces Companion to “Chase COVID Unemployment Fraud Act”

July 14, 2022 — Blog

With unemployment fraud leaving taxpayers on the hook for an estimated $163 billion – or up to $400 billion – and only a little over $4 billion recovered, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and 13 Senate Republican cosponsors

What They Are Saying: Broad Support for Bill to Recover Unchecked Unemployment Fraud

June 17, 2022 — Blog

With unemployment fraud leaving taxpayers on the hook for $163 billion (and counting), and only a little over $4 billion recovered, House Republican leaders introduced a new bill last week to pave the way to fight fraud and gain restitution for taxpayers. The “Chase COVID Unemployment Fraud Act of 2022” (H.R. 8000) would jumpstart efforts to claw back federal funds and pursue recovery of ...

Americans Are Paying a Steep Price for this President’s Economic Incompetency

June 09, 2022 — Blog

Democrats will damage the economy further with their Build Back Better agenda while Americans pay the price, Republican Leader on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) warned in a conversation with former-Rep. Sean Duffy on Fox Business. Rep. Brady also highlighted a new Ways and Means bill to address the billions lost to fraud in COVID ...

Brady Responds to GAO Red Flags on COVID Unemployment Fraud

June 07, 2022 — Blog

New reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raise red flags about unemployment fraud during the pandemic that Democrats ignored despite Ways and Means Republicans’ demands for preventive measures and oversight hearings for at least two years.   GAO will place the ...