Report

SIGPR: Initial Report to Congress

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In its first report to Congress, the office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery details its activities, interpreted jurisdiction and two recommendations.

In its first report to Congress, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) concludes it has jurisdiction over Division A loans, loan guarantees, and other investments by the Secretary of the Treasury, and programs managed by the Secretary. SIGPR concludes it does not have jurisdiction over any programs in Division B. The report details administrative activities of the office so far and its plan for future reports.

SIGPR also recommends that:

- In future loan agreements, Treasury expressly include SIGPR in the list of entities entitled to “timely and unrestricted access” to information from the borrower. Treasury agreed to implement the change in future agreements.

- Congress take up S.3751, the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Expedited Hiring Authorities Act of 2020, sponsored by Senator Grassley.

- Congress consider the various CARES Act relief programs, how they overlap, whether the overlap is in the public interest, and whether legislative clarification is warranted.

The Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) was established by the CARES Act to provide oversight of CARES Act activities. The current Special Inspector General Brian D. Miller, was confirmed in this role by the Senate on June 2nd, 2020.