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Partner Neil Barofsky Discusses Leaderless Oversight Committee with MarketWatch

The article explains that PRAC is a committee of at least nine federal inspectors general tasked with overseeing all coronavirus-related spending.  While PRAC is best suited to conduct aggressive oversight immediately, President Trump ousted the elected chairman on April 7, leading the organization leaderless.  “This is a time when PRAC could really fill that void and provide the necessary oversight, but instead it has no leader,” Mr. Barofsky said. “Now they’re operating within a committee where it’s already been made known that it could be a politically life-threatening move to be assertive and critical.”