All the more reason for Congress should pass my common sense Chase COVID Unemployment Fraud Act to recover fraudulent pandemic unemployment payments by providing incentives and tools necessary for states to recover stolen pandemic funds.
I urge DOJ to investigate and hold anyone engaged in this theft accountable. The allegation is that millions of taxpayer dollars from hardworking Americans meant to help those out-of-work because of COVID instead went to criminals & cheats working for our own govt.
If the @DHSgov OIG allegations are correct that DHS employees potentially made more than $2.6M in fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims, that means some those in charge of protecting our homeland were exploiting it for personal gain.
We need to work in a bipartisan way to return to the pro-growth policies we had before the pandemic that led to strong economic growth and significant job and wage gains, all while keeping inflation low.