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Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

 

Last updated 7/7/2020 at 3:02pm



MATTHEW DALY and BRIAN SLODYSKO

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history.

Under pressure from Congress and outside groups, the Trump administration this week disclosed the names of some loan recipients in the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program, launched in April to help smaller businesses keep Americans employed during the pand...



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