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Watchdog Statement on House Report re: Admin’s Failed Pandemic Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released by House lawmakers today highlights the overwhelming failure of Trump’s mismanaged, incompetent COVID-19 response. Released as the U.S. creeps toward almost five million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the report hits on some of the most devastating… Read More

New Poll Shows Support in North Carolina For Extending $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefit, Concern Over the President’s Response to Health Crisis

Washington D.C. – Today, government watchdog Accountable.US released results of a Public Policy Polling survey finding that 50 percent of respondents in North Carolina support Congress extending or increasing the CARES Act’s $600 extra federal unemployment benefits that are responding to the continuing economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

New Poll Shows Strong Support in Florida For Extending $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefit, Deep Concern Over President’s Response to Health Crisis

Washington D.C. – Today, government watchdog Accountable.US released results of a Public Policy Polling survey finds that a majority (55%) of Florida respondents support Congress extending the CARES Act’s $600 extra federal unemployment benefits that are responding to the continuing economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. 70% of Floridians… Read More

New Poll Shows Support in Kentucky For Extending $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefit, Underwater Approval for Senator McConnell

Washington D.C. – Today, government watchdog Accountable.US released results of a Public Policy Polling survey finding 50 percent of Kentucky respondents support extending the CARES Act’s $600 extra federal unemployment benefits that are in response to the continuing economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just 15% of Kentucky respondents think… Read More

Watchdog Group to FDA: Patients Need More Than Words On Vaccine Safety Assurance; Supports Health Expert Calls for Additional Transparency

Trump on Fox News yesterday: “..vaccines and therapeutics are coming along incredibly well. I have streamlined the process.This would have taken three or four years to be where we are right now. We will have one, I believe, long before the end of the year”  Trump on Tuesday: “Through Operation Warp Speed,… Read More

New Polls Show Strong Support in Key States For Extending $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefit, Deep Disapproval Over Trump’s Response to Health Crisis

Pro-Extension Voters in Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Colorado Far More Concerned Over Their Senator’s Votes Than Those Who Oppose Extra Unemployment Benefits During Recession WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, government watchdog Accountable.US released results of Public Policy Polling surveys in Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina finding strong support for Congress extending the CARES Act’s… Read More

Nearly 1.2 Million More File for Unemployment as Trump’s Senate Allies Dawdle Seeking “Sweet Spot” for How Deeply to Cut Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy slipped further into recession as nearly 1.2 million more Americans joined the unemployment ranks this week — marking the 20th week in a row over a million workers filed initial claims for jobless benefits. The news comes as enhanced… Read More

With Three Days Left Until PPP Expires, Still No Relief for Black-owned Businesses

Reporting in Reuters, Axios, Commercial Appeal, the Philadelphia Tribune, and FOX 13 highlighted the unequal racial distribution of PPP funds found in recent… Read More

Trump Throws in Towel on COVID-19: It’s “Under Control”

Washington, DC — In an Axios on HBO interview this weekend, President Trump said COVID-19 is “under control” in the United States, and in response to the nation’s death toll, which has climbed past 155,000, said simply, “… Read More

New Fed Report Shows Trump Admin Failed Black-owned Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Federal Reserve today found that the economic fallout from COVID-19 hit Black-owned businesses particularly hard. The report emphasizes the acute concentration of coronavirus cases in majority-Black communities nationwide, and the hardships businesses in those communities have faced… Read More