Hoeven Opposes Additional COVID-19 Assistance Without Full Accountability from White House on Previous COVID-19 Spending

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, this week joined Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in pressing President Biden to account for how the federal government has allocated trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter, the senators outline that specific answers regarding how the money has been spent and how much remains available are vital.

“Since passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, we need an accounting of where the money has been spent and how much of it is still left” said Hoeven.

In addition to Hoeven and Romney, the letter is signed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Todd Young (R-IN). 

Click here for the full text of the letter.