Migrant Care Contracts, Diverted Funds Draw GOP Scrutiny (1)

Sept. 16, 2021, 8:56 PMUpdated: Sept. 16, 2021, 11:16 PM

Republican lawmakers want answers from the Biden administration on how the Department of Health and Human Services is awarding contracts and redirecting money for the care of unaccompanied migrant children.

Rep. James Comer (Ky.), the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, joined with colleagues Thursday in a pair of letters demanding HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra explain his department’s management of record numbers of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.

House Oversight and Reform ranking member James Comer (R-Ky.) speaks during a hearing on May 12, 2021.
Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Bloomberg

The Biden administration is facing intense scrutiny of its management of U.S.-Mexico border crossings and its care of unaccompanied children at Fort Bliss, Texas and other facilities where poor ...

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