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RESEARCH: Trump BLM Nominee’s Four-Decade History of Anti-Public Lands Extremism

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following news that President Donald Trump has formally nominated William Perry Pendley to run the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Western Values Project, a project of Accountable.US, is releasing a detailed review of the controversial lawyer’s views on public land management on its WilliamPendley.org… Read More

Trump Recession Continues as 1.4M More Lose Jobs, Small Businesses Denied Help

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The unemployment rate remains at over 11% and the U.S. economy is still on edge this week as over 1.4 million more Americans filed for unemployment insurance. The total number of workers drawing unemployment benefits remains at nearly 20 million, yet some… Read More

“100 DAYS SINCE…” The United States Hit 50,000 COVID Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One hundred days ago today, the United States surpassed 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 500 deaths. Just days later, the U.S. would officially become the country with the most COVID-19 infections. Today, we are seeing single-day record spikes in positive cases… Read More

BREAKING: Newly Exposed Trump Administration Vaccine Contracts Reveal Massive Giveaway to Drug Companies

KEI: “While heavily redacted, the contracts shed considerable light on the extent to which the federal government has limited or eliminated altogether its rights” Axios: Trump Administration waters down, eliminates “powerful tool to intervene in cases where pharmaceutical companies… Read More

It’s Not Enough: Congress Extends Deadline For PPP Program That Is Broken Beyond Repair

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a measure to extend the application deadline for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to August 8th — a move that provides five more weeks for businesses to get aid but does not address the fundamental flaws in the program that has denied access… Read More

Rhetoric/Reality: Mnuchin on PPP Transparency

RHETORIC: In a House Financial Services Committee hearing today, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said “we have full transparency” with regard to recipients of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). REALITY: That is far from the truth. The administration’s proposed plan for… Read More

Mnuchin’s COVID Response Testimony Fails To Address Transparency And Small Business Relief For Communities of Color

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Trump Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left Tuesday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing without adequately answering key questions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) disproportionately leaving minority-owned small businesses behind, foreign businesses receiving PPP loans, and full disclosure and transparency measures to inform… Read More

Publicly-Traded Companies Used PPP Money For Stock Buybacks and Executive Pay As Small Businesses Struggle to Survive

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is set to expire today after three chaotic months of mismanagement that allowed hundreds of thousands of small businesses to shutter while wealthy and well-connected publicly traded companies got loans quickly. Adding insult to injury, a number of… Read More

Billions in Funds Unused as PPP Expires, Underscoring Failed Rollout and Mismanagement of Relief Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is set to expire at close of business today with a remaining $140 billion of assistance still unclaimed as many small businesses struggle to stay afloat. The administration’s botched rollout of the PPP has barred many small businesses owners… Read More

“100 DAYS SINCE…” Trump Suggested Recommendations to Socially Distance and Wear Masks Were “Worse” than the Spreading Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One hundred days ago today, President Trump signaled his intent to roll back previous guidelines around social distancing and other public safety guidance, tweeting, “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.” Fifty days later, he doubled down on his confidence… Read More