Some of heated negotiations between Democrats and Republicans over Katherine crown relief package $02.02 last month had to go see about how we spend money. It is the largest fund of emergency aid the US government has never approved, and concerns about fraud and abuse were widespread. In particular, the Democrats were outraged that Republicans and the White House wanted the Treasury distributed $500 billion for the industry and the Member States, without any supervision can about the process and vowed to block any account without this backup in place. “There was this idea that they produce, that blacks funds would be a $500 billion for the Treasury Secretary to all, without liability. Are you kidding?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last month after the law was passed by the Senate. “for all the respect in the world for the finance minister was a complete nonstarter.” ultimately, he commissioned the bill into a law signed by President Donald Trump oversee the massive tranche of aid through three main mechanisms : an inspector general at the Ministry of Finance that $500 billion of Treasury to monitor the funds, and the Congress and the executive boards that monitor the Treasury Fund and much of the implementing legislation, or. monitor. But more than two weeks after hundreds already flown out the door by security program paycheck of billions of dollars, the inspector general has not yet confirmed the office of Finance by the Senate and the two plates are not fully occupied. Congress is the never-before what has been occupied task distance duel public health and economic crisis tliche sheep and manage Trump, whose administration has blocked congressional oversight for years already threatened to scuttle the process. When he signed the bill into law in March, he said he would not allow the Inspector General to monitor the executive branch of the Committee to submit without its supervisory reports to Congress, claiming it was unconstitutional. “And ‘incredibly difficult … the control mechanisms do not do very well if they do not work,” Liz Hempowicz, Director of Public Policy at the Government Oversight Project, wrote in an email to TIME. “The money is spent incredibly fast. L ‘(Small Business Administration) issued has already been assigned to the protection program Paycheck $349 billion dollars. It is possible, it is essential that these controls are fully functional, so we have the confidence that this money is not lost to waste, fraud or abuse. “Stay up to date on the growing threat to global health, by signing up for our daily newsletter crown. The group with the most regulatory accountability behind $2.2 trillion CARES is the executive bar, the response Accountability Committee pandemic. Glenn purpose, acting inspector general at the Pentagon, was immediately appointed the committee at the end of last month to lead, but it was only a week later by Trump. The president did not offer any specific reason, but okay ouster was part of a broader reshuffling of the nurse. Even if the committee were nearly two dozen composed General inspectors, appointed the head remains free. The law mandates that Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General for the Department of Justice, who heads the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, appoint a new leader, but he has not yet announced the replacement fines. A spokesman for Horowitz did not respond to a request for information in the case of new replacement would be named. On April 4, Trump announced that he had appointed Inspector General for the service of the Department of Treasury Brian Miller. Miller has over 15 years of federal experience; he spent nine years as inspector general for the General Services Administration, working under former president George Bush and Barack Obama. But since 2018 he served as Special Advisor to the President and Senior Associate Counsel in the office of White House adviser. His tenure there was the White House with some of the advisers most high-profile feuds with Democrats in their supervisory probes, including Trump impeachment last December. The appointment of Miller blamed Democrats that the Trump staff member’s work requires the kind exert independence disputes incapable supported. “To appoint the Chairman a member of its staff is to select exactly the wrong kind of person for this position,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a statement after the announcement of Trump. In confirmation of presidential appointments now require only a simple majority in the Senate, it is likely that Miller will be confirmed despite Democratic objections. Why is not confirmed unanimously, lawmakers must be physically in Washington that to happen – and are the first expected back until May 4. The final component of the regulatory framework, the Commission of the Congress is also incomplete. What the first four leaders of -Schumer Congress, Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Kevin McCarthy, the mandates of the bill – each select one member to the panel. The fifth member will chair the Committee and shared by Pelosi and McConnell selected. Schumer has ordered Bharat Ramamurti, who previously worked for Elizabeth Warren as a business consultant, on the panel. On Friday McCarthy announced that it has chosen Rep. French Hill, McConnell announced Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey had chosen and selected Pelosi Florida Rep. Donna Shalala. But on Friday night, you did not select the chair, the panel may not work correctly. Pelosi told reporters in his weekly press conference on Thursday they had and McConnell agreed to submit names for their common, choose another. There are signs that the additional oversight does not explicitly set to the massive aid package of the law is also moving forward. Pelosi, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn appointed lead the House Committee on the crown of the crisis that it is a bipartisan commission says dedicated supervision of all funds. And McConnell announced Friday that Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will guide the efforts of the Senate. In a New York Times editorial earlier this week Ramamurti urged Congress to act quickly, able to get the work to its specific panel. “Help ensure eyes Our observation that money overall, American families will benefit,” he wrote. “There is no time to lose.” Please send tips, leads and stories from the front to [email protected].