Washington, D.C. -The House Committee on Ways and Means tomorrow will hold a hearing titled, “The Greatest Theft of Taxpayer Dollars: Unchecked Unemployment Fraud.” The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 10:00 AM in Longworth 1100.
DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM ET
LOCATION: Longworth 1100
The following witnesses will be in attendance:
- Gene Dodaro
Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
- Larry Turner
Inspector General, Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General (DOL-OIG)
- Michael Horowitz
Chair, Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC)
How to Watch the Hearing:
Members of the press unable to attend in-person can access a livestream on the Ways and Means Committee YouTube channel.
About the Hearing:
- The purpose of this hearing is to investigate the size and scope of fraud in federal unemployment programs, which skyrocketed during the pandemic, and prevented suffering Americans from receiving needed benefits, while exposing their private personal information to identity theft.
- Last Congress, Ways and Means Democrats ignored repeated calls from Republicans for oversight hearings. Chairman Smith is making this a top priority for the House Ways & Means agenda.
- Congress will hear from federal agencies charged with oversight and investigation of fraud, and efforts to prosecute and recover stolen funds. Witnesses will explain how fraudsters and international crime rings used stolen identities to target state unemployment systems and divert billions from unemployed workers.