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With Workers in the Lurch, Senate Takes a Vacation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Minutes ago, the Senate adjourned for August recess without making an agreement on a new relief bill to help support small businesses or provide aid to American workers and their families.  Reaction from Accountable.US President Kyle Herrig: “As COVID-19 continues to ravage the… Read More

Fewer Tests, Unreliable Data: Admin’s Testing Failures Continue

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New reports out today illustrate that five months into the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S., the Trump administration is still failing to implement the robust testing infrastructure necessary to curb the spread of the pandemic and keep Americans safe. President Trump suggested in late… Read More

Black Woman-owned Businesses Received Disproportionately Few PPP Loans

New analysis shows less than 0.5% of PPP loans in reported demographic data went to Black woman-owned businesses WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, government watchdog Accountable.US released a new analysis showing Trump’s poorly designed, poorly implemented Paycheck Protection Progr… Read More

Nearly 1 Million More Lose Jobs as Trump’s Senate Allies Hold Hostage Critical Unemployment Benefits, Demand More Corporate Giveaways

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy fell further into recession as almost 1 million more Americans joined the unemployment ranks this week. And yet this week Congress is no further in resolving the impasse over the next major coronavirus stimulus bill after the Senate allowed the CARES Act’s… Read More

NEW: Moderna Admits Patent Uncertainty; Watchdog Calls For New Investigation Into Executive Stock Dumping

Axios: “Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights” FLASHBACK: “Moderna executives hiked their stock sales after announcing positive vaccine trial”…“Pharmaceutical executives are getting multimillion-dollar payouts — without even producing a vaccine” REMINDER: … Read More

Watchdog Calls for PPP Inspector General Investigation

August 11, 2020 Hon. Hannibal “Mike” Ware Inspector General Office of the Inspector General U.S. Small Business Administration 409 3rd Street, S.W., Suite 7150 Washington, DC 20416 Dear Inspector General Ware, We are writing your office to respectfully request an investigation into the Trump administration’s… Read More

Bad News for ICE: Private Detention Companies in Financial Collapse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the two leading private detention companies announced they would focus on debt reduction by cutting or eliminating shareholder dividends after taking financial hit after financial hit. After years of profiting off of the Trump administration’s restrictive policies, these companies’ financial hits may leave Immigrations and Customs… Read More

With Executive Action, President Trump Commits to Undermining Social Security and Medicare

President’s Memo On Payroll Tax Will Hurt Funding For Vital Programs Amidst Global Pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump took the first steps towards cutting funding for Social Security and Medicare with his hastily constructed “memorandum” deferring payroll taxes for some workers through the end of… Read More

With Just One Day Left of PPP, Black Americans Shut Out of Relief at Every Turn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New reporting from the New York Times illustrates how the Trump administration and Senate lawmakers are seeking to drastically cut pandemic relief benefits — a move that will disproportionately harm Black communities.  This disparity follows a disturbing… Read More

Lawmakers Skipping Town While Americans are Hurting

As another week of obstinance on the Hill draws to a close, senators and congresspeople alike are making plans to skip town for vacation — leaving struggling Americans to fend for themselves amidst the rubble of stalemate and uncertainty – they are left wondering when, if at all, they will… Read More