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House Republicans Probe Biden’s Climate Bill Spending

  • Committee warns of potential fraud, abuse, mismanagement
  • Energy agency’s funding has more than doubled to $100 billion
Joe Biden

Joe Biden

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House Republicans are launching an investigation into the Biden administration’s management of hundreds of billion of dollars from Democrats’ climate bill and other marquee legislation, warning the funding is vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement.

The probe by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability seeks documents and other communications about how the Energy Department plans to safeguard an influx of billions of dollars. They cite a report by the agency’s inspector general that warned about fraud and mismanagement following an infusion of cash from Congress that more than doubled funding for the agency to a historic $100 billion.