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House Republicans Slam Treasury Secretary for Avoiding Oversight

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Top House Republicans are criticizing Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for avoiding oversight while her agency ais accused of mishandling billions of dollars of COVID-19 relief funds.

The lawmakers, led by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., blasted Yellen in a letter Wednesday for skipping her congressionally mandated testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. Instead of testifying during a public hearing, Yellen met privately with Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., the committee’s chairwoman.

“Over the last several months, the Treasury Department has struggled to administer key relief programs critical to the country’s economic recovery,” Scalise and the other House Republicans wrote to Yellen. “During that same period, you avoided a series of opportunities to testify before congressional committees of jurisdiction and answer questions, in public.”

Rep. Patrick McHenry,........

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