US SB3855 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-1)
Status: Introduced on June 1 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-06-01 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


CORE Act Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics Act of 2020 This bill establishes requirements for oversight, accountability, and transparency in the disbursement and supervision of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) relief funds. Among other things, the bill prohibits conflicts of interest in the selection or hiring of contractors or advisors and in the distribution of relief grants and loans; allows inspectors general to be fired only for specified reasons; grants the Congressional Oversight Commission, established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), subpoena authority for testimony and documents and expands its jurisdiction to include all COVID-19 relief funding, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the Small Business Administration (SBA); requires the Department of the Treasury to submit a weekly list of any instances in which the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Relief or the Pandemic Relief Accountability Committee believe the executive branch has unreasonably denied them information; requires lobbyists to make monthly disclosures regarding all lobbying related to COVID-19 relief spending or lending; establishes whistle-blower protections for government contractors and private sector workers who may witness waste, fraud, or abuse or be victims of misconduct; requires the SBA to publicly disclose information about PPP lenders and recipients, including loan amounts; and allows any individual harmed by a company's misuse of industry stabilization funds to seek recourse through the courts.

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CORE Act Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics Act of 2020



2020-06-01SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Same As/Similar To

HB7076 (Same As) 2020-06-01 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Education and Labor, Small Business, House Administration, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


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Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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Congressional agencies
Congressional operations and organization
Congressional oversight
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Department of Labor
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Evidence and witnesses
Executive Office of the President
Family relationships
Federal officials
Financial crises and stabilization
Fraud offenses and financial crimes
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Government information and archives
Government lending and loan guarantees
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Government Publishing Office (GPO)
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Health programs administration and funding
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Library of Congress
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Office of Government Ethics
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Right of privacy
Small business
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U.S. Capitol
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