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Do You Want to Know Which Businesses Received Taxpayer-Funded Coronavirus Business Loans?
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  • Steph
    Voted Yes
    06/16/2020
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    Yes. Four people on The Hill cashed in on programs they helped create. That's not only illegal-it's wrong! It was in a report! The report notes that there are likely more lawmakers who took advantage of the program, but because Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is refusing to reveal recipients it may be a long time before others are exposed.Democrats have tried to pry free the list of recipients. But their push in the House to require disclosure of at least some companies was blocked on the floor late last month by Republicans — including Williams and Hartzler, who voted against the bill. Lee and Powell joined all Democrats in supporting it. All four lawmakers have previously voted in favor of the small-business program. his is the largest distributor of taxpayer money in human history, and we need to ensure taxpayers know where it’s going,Spokespeople for Williams and Hartzler declined to say how much money was provided under the loans to the privately held companies lawmakers own. Full House Resorts, of which Lee’s husband is the president and CEO, received $5.6 million, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Fiesta Restaurant Group, which employs Mucarsel Powell’s husband as a senior executive, received $15 million before returning it in full. It's still disgusting and I expect better from our elected officials than lining their own pockets!

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