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Conducting Robust Oversight

We’re conducting robust oversight to examine how to rebuild and restore critical functions of key agencies that were dismantled during the four years of the Trump Administration.  We continue to work to ensure that Washington is working for the people not the special interests.

 

  • Investigated the Texas power crisis and the importance of making the nation’s electric grid more resilient: Following a letter to Texas Governor Gregg Abbott demanding answers on the power outage crisis and a letter to Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) inquiring about its role in the extreme weather event, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on March 24, 2021, examining the failures that occurred as well as what lessons must be learned to prevent history from repeating itself. 

 

  • Examined social media’s role in promoting extremism and misinformation: Held a joint Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee hearing with the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Committee Democrats continued to hold online platforms accountable for the growing rise of misinformation and disinformation. This hearing followed previous oversight letters to Facebook and YouTube.

 

  • Examined how to restore the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after it was seriously undermined during the Trump Administration: The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on how to rebuild the EPA and undo the damage done to the agency over the last four years.

 

  • Demanded answers on SolarWinds cyber attack: Bipartisan Committee leaders sent a letter to federal agencies within the Committee’s jurisdiction seeking additional information on the impacts of the SolarWinds cyber attack.