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Adam Schiff On Wanting To Establish Commission To Review Federal Pandemic Response




House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff holds a press conference.
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff holds a press conference.
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House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, modeled on one that examined the 9/11 attacks.

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., are working on separate bills establishing a commission. Draft legislation from Thompson’s committee says the commission would provide a “full and complete accounting” of the U.S. efforts.

We talk to Chairman Schiff about the Commission, as well as the recent firing of the Pentagon’s inspector general who had been overseeing the federal financial rescue package, the White House’s daily briefings with the public, the Senate’s proposal for a frontline workers pay program and the president’s vision for an economic bounceback. 

With files from the Associated Press. 

Guest:

Adam Schiff, Democratic Congressman representing California’s 28 Congressional District, which includes Burbank, parts of Pasadena, and Glendale;  chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; he tweets @RepAdamSchiff