A watchdog group called on Congress to refocus its priorities on helping struggling communities after the last round of coronavirus relief included numerous tax breaks for corporations and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “rich, horse racing friends.”


Accountable.US, a progressive watchdog group, highlighted the tax break to call on Congress to focus on struggling communities rather than wealthy interest groups when it takes up the next round of negotiations after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

“To see real economic recovery, the new Congress must turn the page on the Trump-McConnell mismanagement of the health crisis that made the rich richer and shortchanged those truly in need,” Kyle Herrig, the president of Accountable.US, said in a statement to Salon. “McConnell has no excuse to obstruct real relief for struggling communities after letting his rich, horse racing friends double down on taxpayer support.”