The Recovery Report is a weekly newsletter about America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic from Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis (SSOCC) Republicans. This is the inaugural issue. Subsequent editions will be sent on Monday mornings, beginning next week.

Coronavirus Fact of the Week:

Coronavirus Quote of the Week:

“We’re going to have the strongest economy in the world. We almost are there now. We had the strongest economy anywhere in the world, and now we’re going to have an economy that’s even stronger.”President Donald Trump, June 8, 2020

This Week’s SSOCC Highlights:

EARLIER TODAY: The Select Subcommittee held a virtual briefing on “The Devastating Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on America’s Nursing Homes.”

Click here or on the image above to view Ranking Member Steve Scalise’s opening remarks.


Select Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Scalise demanded that Democrat governors in states like New York, New Jersey, and Michigan be held accountable for horrific outcomes in those states’ nursing homes.

Select Subcommittee member Jim Jordan blasted Democrats for hypocritically blaming Republicans for the coronavirus crisis after these same Democrats failed thousands of seniors in nursing homes across the country.

Coronavirus News of the Week:

Here in the District of Columbia, the Mayor celebrates massive street protests. She joins them herself. But, on her command, churches and houses of worship remain shut. I believe even the largest church buildings in the District are still subject to the 10-person limit for things the Mayor deems essential. The rights of free speech, free assembly, and the free exercise of religion are all First Amendment rights. They have the same constitutional pedigree. But apparently while protests are now permissible, prayer is still too dangerous. Politicians are now picking and choosing within the First Amendment itself.

Republicans’ message for the real world:

The Response on Social Media:

Democrats proved once again that we can, in fact, return safely to the capitol to do the people’s business:

Select Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Scalise stressed the importance of reopening America for America’s minority communities:

Select Subcommittee member Jim Jordan pointed out the hypocrisy of some local officials in how they treated the coronavirus lockdown and how they responded to recent riots in their communities:

Select Subcommittee member Dr. Mark Green with a simple message about the need to get America back to work: “It is disingenuous to say you’re for workers and then not reopen the economy.

Other Coronavirus Activity This week:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change
Hearing: “Pollution and Pandemics: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Environmental Justice Communities”

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Hearing: “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers.”

Joint Economic Committee
Hearing: “Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis”

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Committee on Oversight & Reform
Hearing: “No Worker Left Behind: Supporting Essential Workers”

Committee on Financial Services
Hearing: “The Rent Is Still Due: America’s Renters, COVID-19 and an Unprecedented Eviction Crisis”

Committee on Small Business
Hearing: “The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: A View from Main Street”

Committee on Armed Services
Hearing: “Department of Defense COVID-19 Response to Defense Industrial Base Challenges”

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Committee on Financial Services
Hearing: “Inclusive Banking During a Pandemic: Using FedAccounts and Digital Tools to Improve Delivery of Stimulus Payments”

Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections
Hearing: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Voting Rights and Election Administration: Ensuring Safe and Fair Elections.”

Committee on House Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, & Related Agencies
Hearing: “Indian Health Service COVID-19 Response”

Committee on Veterans Affairs
Hearing: “Assessing VA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: 90 Days Later”

Friday, June 12, 2020

Committee on Science, Space, & Technology
Hearing: “The Role of AFG and SAFER Grants in COVID-19 Response”