The Recovery Report is a weekly newsletter about America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic from Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis (SSOCC) Republicans. 

Coronavirus Facts of the Week:

Coronavirus Quote of the Week:

“Two briefings ago I asked: ‘Where is Nancy Pelosi?’ Today, I can announce: We have found Nancy Pelosi.  As you can see, we found Nancy Pelosi going into her hair salon. Nancy Pelosi was not in the halls of Congress when I asked where she was. She was not working in good faith to make a deal for the American people. Nancy Pelosi was found in San Francisco, at a hair salon, where she was indoors, even though salons in California are only open for outdoor service. Apparently, the rules do not apply to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She wants small businesses to stay shut down but only reopen for her convenience. ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’ says Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi is holding up $1.3 trillion in relief for the American people, while getting special access to the very kind of small businesses that this money would support, businesses like this hair salon.”– White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

Bogus Narrative of the Week:

Democrats created another phony scandal last week and issued a press release claiming they unearthed hidden reports that the White House allegedly kept secret about states’ coronavirus data, when in fact the data was publicly available all along.

Why it’s false:

This Week’s SSOCC Highlights:

On September 1 SSOCC Republicans released a new report “Resounding Success: A Review of the Paycheck Protection Program.” The report concludes that the Trump Administration’s swift action enabled the PPP to support more than 51 million jobs across the country, especially helping rural and minority communities. The Small Business Administration (SBA) and our nation’s banks worked tirelessly to provide over $342 billion in loans in 14 days. Behind the scenes, SBA and Treasury worked together to quickly get funds to more than 84 percent of the country’s small businesses, with minimal fraud.

On September 9, the SSOCC will hold a hearing to examine voting in the upcoming election amid the coronavirus. Reminder: Dr. Deborah Birx said that voting in person is as safe as going to Starbucks to pick up an order and Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that there is no reason Americans cannot vote in person if proper health protocols are followed. If Nancy Pelosi can go to a salon to get a blow-out without a mask (and illegally since California has prevented salons from offering indoor services at this time), people can vote in person this fall.

Coronavirus News of the Week:

Trump Administration’s Actions:

Trump Administration Announces $2 Billion Provider Relief Fund Nursing Home Incentive Payment Plans (9/3): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the details of a $2 billion Provider Relief Fund performance-based incentive payment distribution to nursing homes. This distribution is the latest update in the previously announced $5 billion in planned support to nursing homes grappling with the impact of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Headlines:

The Opinion Pages:
The Response on Social Media:

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) released a new video on Operation Warp Speed.

Select Subcommittee Republicans shared Secretary Mnuchin’s sworn congressional testimony that the economy would not have been able to add the nine million jobs it did in just three months without the Paycheck Protection Program.
Secretary Mnuchin also told Congress that we’d have less unemployment if Democratic governors reopened their states and allowed people to go back to work.
Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) recounts how President Trump’s early actions saved lives while Democrats ignored the early signs of the pandemic.
Representative Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) celebrates PPP protecting 12 million jobs in rural areas.