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Watchdog Calls on SBA IG to Investigate Irregularities in PPP Data

Following the partial release of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan data earlier today, Accountable.US President Kyle Herrig penned a letter to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) inspector general urging that he open an investigation into the irregularities in the data. The letter is available here and… Read More

“100 Days Since…” The Trump Admin Made A Windfall of Failed Pandemic Response Promises

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend marked a number of hundred-day milestones from the Trump administration’s failed response in March to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just over one hundred days later, student borrowers and working Americans are continuing to feel the harsh consequences of the administration’s failure to support them through this public health… Read More

Paycheck Protection Program Updates

The Paycheck Protection Program was created to help struggling small businesses survive the COVID-19 economic crisis. Yet since the program’s inception, many large corporations have claimed millions of dollars in taxpayer assistance. Accountable.US is tracking the money in efforts to provide transparency where the Trump administration has failed to do… Read More

Admin Bails Out Vape Shops Amid Respiratory Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid the public health crisis surrounding COVID-19, an illness that targets the lungs, the Trump administration gave $876,515 of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) assistance to Healthier Choices Management Corp. — a company whose subsidiaries operate ten vape stores. In… Read More

Newly-Released, Limited Data Show Admin Failure on Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump administration begrudgingly released partial information on loan recipients of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), after months of growing public pressure to disclose who received funds and how taxpayer dollars were spent. The new data reveals more evidence of the PPP’s rampant mismanagement: this… Read More

“100 DAYS SINCE…” Trump Willfully Misled the Public with Easter Reopening Goal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One hundred days ago today, President Trump misled the public about when it would be safe to reopen the U.S. economy, calling for an April 12th reopening despite experts’ continued warnings that the country was not prepared. Trump himself suggested he chose this arbitrary… Read More

Report: Lack of Price-Gouging Enforcement from DOJ Has Led to Abuse of Taxpayer Dollars

Politico Article Shows DOJ Intentionally Slow-Walked Prosecution of Price-Gouging WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from Politico shows that the Trump administration’s Department of Justice has intentionally slow-walked enforcement against individuals and companies potentially price-gouging consumers during the pandemic. The report, based in part… Read More

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… 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