Focus on: Pandemic Response Programs for Internet Access
On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, we co-hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with the National Academy of Public Administration. A panel of experts examined the effectiveness of pandemic relief programs in broadband assistance, and how local governments used pandemic funding to address broadband challenges.
Congressional Transparency Caucus Event with the PRAC
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, the Congressional Transparency Caucus hosted a virtual conversation with the PRAC on our role overseeing $5 trillion in pandemic response. Learn more and view the video for this event.
Pandemic Housing Relief Programs
On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, we co-hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with the National Academy of Public Administration. A panel of experts examined the impact of housing and rental assistance relief programs on underserved communities and shared lessons learned. Learn more and view the video for this event.
Pandemic Spending and Underserved Communities
A panel of experts examined the impact of pandemic response programs and spending on historically underserved communities and shared lessons learned. Learn more and view the video for this event.
PRAC Chair testimony on Federal COVID-19 relief and response efforts
Watch the recorded hearing, and PRAC Chair Michael E. Horowitz's testimony, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
PRAC Chair testimony on Federal COVID-19 small business relief
Watch the recorded hearing, and PRAC Chair Michael E. Horowitz's testimony, before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
CARES Act One Year Later
One year has passed since the CARES Act was enacted, introducing $2.1 trillion in taxpayer dollars to help people, businesses and the economy recover from the pandemic. We hosted a virtual event on the one-year anniversary of the CARES Act and of pandemic response, featuring panels on the economic impact of the $5T in pandemic funding and the successes and challenges in overseeing the spending. If you missed the event, we invite you to watch the recording.
Pandemic Response: Housing Insights
In the last of a three-part series where experts share perspectives on pandemic relief legislation, panelists who are experts in housing issues share their recommendations.
Pandemic Response: Perspectives from Small Business Borrowers
Speakers representing the perspective of small business borrowers share their experiences with programs like the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan and give recommendations to improve pandemic response programs.
Pandemic Response: Perspectives from the Banking Industry
The first in a series of virtual panels with banking and financial services experts, this panel included speakers from lenders and financial institutions that administer programs established or expanded through pandemic relief legislation. Panelists represented a variety of views ranging from community banks, minority depository institutions, and large financial institutions. Learn more and view the video here.
Virtual Listening Forum: Stakeholder Perspectives on Oversight
This forum was an opportunity for stakeholders to provide insights into specific areas where the PRAC should focus its oversight attention to enhance transparency and accountability over emergency pandemic funds. Learn more and view the video here.