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COVID-19 Response

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about unprecedented public health and financial hardships for American families. Accountable.US has held the Trump administration accountable for their failed pandemic response, which has been embroiled with corruption and mismanagement, as assistance for the wealthy and well-connected has been prioritized over small businesses and workers who need help the most.

Watchdog Group Calls for Outgoing Trump Administration to Back Down From Threats to Fire Dr. Fauci, Other Public Health Experts

Accountable Pharma released the following statement calling on President Trump, Secretary Azar, and other political appointees in the Administration to back down from their pre-election threats to fire key scientists and public health officials.

A Timeline of Trump’s Political Pressure on Health Officials

Trump and his political appointees’ misinformation, politicization, and intimidation of career scientists and public health officials have eroded public trust and hurt efforts to fight COVID-19. We detailed the most egregious examples in a new timeline.

Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Map

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was rife with fraud. Its poor design and even poorer implementation—due to a lack of transparency and administrative oversight—allowed fraudsters to access millions of taxpayer dollars meant to assist workers at the small businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The map below tracks reports of this abuse and waste in PPP across the country. Click on a marker to learn more.

COVID Bailout Tracker  

Accountable.US’s COVID Bailout Tracker provides public accountability in the face of unprecedented corruption and an unwillingness to offer even the most basic transparency and oversight within the Trump administration. The Tracker allows users to search through Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and airline bailout data by business name or through various search filters.

50 States Open Records Project   

The 50 States Open Records Project is a public records investigation into federal, state, municipal, and tribal responses to COVID-19. While the federal government stonewalls the release of vital public information, Accountable.US is using innovative tactics to expose negligence at all levels of government. We have released comprehensive records and analysis that illuminate the federal government’s mismanagement in states around the country.

Reports & Analysis 

Accountable.US’ report highlights the past nine months of COVID-19 politicization, misinformation, pressure, and intimidation of career scientists by President Trump and his political appointees.

In acknowledgment of Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day, Accountable.US released new research showing that Trump’s flawed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) overwhelmingly left American Indian and Alaska Native women behind.

Government watchdog Accountable.US released its in-depth report on the failures of the Trump administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ahead of the six-month anniversary program’s establishment in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.

Accountable Pharma released a new report revealing that top executives and directors at five top drug companies receiving billions of taxpayer dollars through Operation Warp Speed have made more than $145 million cashing out their stock options since the launch of Operation Warp Speed on May 15th, 2020.

This report from Accountable.US seeks to shine a light on the pandemic as experienced in ICE detention facilities, bringing together research on the failures of ICE and its private detention center operators to put in place measures to slow the spread of COVID and protect the men, women and children in its care, as well as their employees.

On the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, government watchdog Accountable.US released a new report detailing the Trump administration’s failure to protect the Latino community, and the hardships Latino and Latina individuals continue to face as a result of the government’s botched COVID-19 response.

Accountable.US found that police groups received taxpayer-backed aid after launching a $150,000 lobbying campaign for support during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least one-third of the dozen police organizations that received federal aid are primarily funded by membership dues and had reported no layoffs or furloughs as of July 2020, raising questions around their need for pandemic aid.

Accountable.US dives into the Trump administration’s quiet war against the USPS that has been ongoing for months. By cutting staff hours and removing hundreds of mail processing machines throughout the country, the administration’s overhaul of the USPS will disproportionately impact majority-minority communities.

In an analysis by Accountable.US, we looked at the testing rate of five counties with the largest school districts in those five states. Our findings indicate that as of mid-August none of the identified counties that are under state in-person school mandates have adequate testing capacities to safely reopen schools, despite requiring school districts to mandate some level of in-person teaching.

On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, Accountable.US released a new analysis showing Trump’s poorly designed, poorly implemented Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) gave a disproportionately small share of available funds to businesses owned by Black women. 

An original analysis of PPP data by Accountable.US shows that Congressional districts with the highest percentage of black residents received proportionally less aid through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

The Operation Warp Speed report lays out the significant connections between Operation Warp Speed leadership and major drug companies, the conflicts of interest that have emerged as multi-billion-dollar decisions have been made, and what we know about the drug companies that have received the $4 billion dollars handed out so far. 

Accountable.US released a new report detailing how the Trump administration indiscriminately sent millions of dollars to nursing homes with poor infection control records, as COVID-19 ravages nursing homes, already killing at least 32,000 nursing home residents. 

Accountable.US released a report on how large Texas businesses walked away with $42 million in federal aid that was supposed to help struggling mom and pop small businesses.