Communications & Public Affairs
Feb. 10, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus
Minority Leader Backs Speaker’s Push for CARES Oversight
OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement today in support of House Speaker Charles McCall’s push for the Legislature to have more oversight regarding how CARES Act funds are spent.
“I fully support Speaker McCall’s position that the Legislature should have a say in how CARES Act funds are being distributed, especially money that is used for long-term projects,” said House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman. “Setting aside the LOFT report that has already shown several examples of undocumented, questionable spending from the executive branch, the Legislature is the branch of government closest to the people and should absolutely be involved in how these dollars are spent with ample input from the public.”