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Analysis: SVB Execs Rewarded Selves & Wealthy Investors After Republican Regulatory Rollback

WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2023 – A new analysis from government watchdog Accountable.US found that after Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the larger financial industry successfully lobbied Republicans in Congress to gut risk-assessment rules for banks under Dodd-Frank in 2018, SVB’s top three named executives saw their total compensations increase by double-digit percentages in the years […]

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Rep. Grijalva and Advocates Slam Big Oil Crisis Profiteering

WASHINGTON DC, March 10, 2022 – Following Big Oil’s continued attacks on the Biden administration’s energy policies, government watchdog Accountable.US hosted a press call with U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Taxpayers for Common Sense where they exposed the fossil fuel industry’s profiteering on the crisis […]

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Report: Fortune 500 Corporations and Industry Groups Gave Over $630K To ‘Sedition Caucus’ in September Alone

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 26, 2021 – Government watchdog Accountable.US’ analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) campaign filings from Fortune 500 companies and corporate trade associations shows that they donated over $630,000 in September alone to members of the “Sedition Caucus” in Congress — bringing the 2021 total to over $5.8 million.   The report comes as a bombshell story from Rolling Stone reveals that several Republican members of Congress allegedly held planning meetings with those […]

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Report: Manchin, Sinema Holding Up Biden Tax Fairness Plan After Taking $170K From Known Corporate Tax Dodgers

Today, government watchdog Accountable.US released a new report finding that Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) — two moderate Democrats holding up progress on the Biden Build Back Better plan for lowering costs and taxes for average Americans — have received nearly $170,000 in campaign contributions from known corporate tax dodgers who have used elaborate tax schemes to […]

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Kyle Herrig: As AZ Sham ‘Audit’ Concludes, Republicans Must Put Trump’s Big Lie To Bed

Months of bad-faith efforts to overturn the results of 2020’s democratically-held election by hunting for nonexistent discrepancies in Maricopa County, Arizona, have finally come to an end, The Arizona Republic reports. The report proves what we have known all along: there was no widespread voter fraud, Donald Trump lost the election, and Joe Biden won […]

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Accountable.US: With 500,000 Lives Lost, GOP Senators Eager to Block Biden’s HHS Pick, Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 22, 2021 – This weekend, the United States hit another devastating pandemic milestone: half a million Americans have reportedly lost their lives to COVID-19. In an early January 2020 warning memo ignored at the time by former President Trump, former economic advisor Peter Navarro named the half-million deaths marker as the pandemic’s […]

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Senate Republicans Plans to Obstruct Xavier Becerra’s Confirmation for HHS Secretary Amid Global Pandemic

Washington, D.C. February 10, 2021 – Today, Accountable Senate War Room reacted to a new report from the Los Angeles Times that highlighted the dangerous games Republican senators are playing to try to obstruct the critically-needed confirmation of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. Amid a global pandemic that has killed more than […]

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Budget Resolution for Real Pandemic Relief Passes with No Help from Senate’s Republican Obstructionists

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 5, 2021– Early this morning, after a lengthy series of votes, the U.S. Senate took the first step in getting much needed relief swiftly to the American people who are continuing to hurt from the pandemic. The Senate’s budget resolution includes instructions for funding another round of stimulus checks, housing assistance, and […]

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$9M Main Street Lending Program Loan Went To Firm Tied To Convicted Felon Who Was Sentenced to Prison For Tax Fraud 3 Weeks Later

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 7, 2020 – New reporting by the Kansas City Star reveals that a $9 million taxpayer-backed Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) loan went to a Kansas-based trash collection company that reports having just three drivers and was recently controlled by a convicted tax felon. Warren L.C. — whose management was transferred from Thomas Fritzel to his wife sometime after May 2019 — was approved for […]

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Last Night’s New PPP Data Shows Aid Overwhelmingly Went to Larger Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 2, 2020– Last night, following months of obfuscation, delays, and a lost legal battle, Trump’s Small Business Administration (SBA) finally released information last night on recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans up to $150,000. While the program was billed as a much-needed relief program for mom-and-pop businesses struggling to weather the tough […]

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Career GOP Operatives at GSA are Obstructing the Presidential Transition Process, Undermining National Security, Public Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 13, 2020 – Despite the acknowledgment from major news networks, U.S. senators from President Trump’s own party, and numerous world leaders that Joe Biden is the president-elect, the Trump administration continues to recklessly withhold critical government resources needed for the transition process in the middle of a worsening pandemic and recession. Under federal law, the Government Services […]

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Amy Coney Barrett Denies Climate Crisis; Claims She Doesn’t Have ‘Firm Views’

HELENA, MT, October 14, 2020 – Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett finally shared her views on the growing climate crisis yesterday and they can only be described as outright denial. New reporting and research by Accountable.US reveal Barrett’s deep ties to multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Oil. The polluting Big Oil corporation appears […]

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Small Businesses Left Out In Cold While Wealthy Canadian Libertarians Get U.S. Taxpayer Dollars

HELENA, MT, September 23, 2020 – It’s no secret that extractive resource and mining corporations have President Trump and his cronies in the palms of their hands. The Trump administration has long prioritized lining the pockets of wealthy CEOs and extractive resource corporations over the health and safety of communities. According to new research released by government watchdog […]

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Report: Communities of Color in L.A. Shortchanged by Trump Admin’s PPP Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.Sept. 17, 2020 – A new analysis from government watchdog Accountable.US found significant racial disparities in the awarding of loans in the Los Angeles, California area under the Trump Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The CARES Act program was billed as a lifeline for struggling small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, but due to the administration’s poor design and management, Los Angeles zip codes […]

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“Skinny” Relief Bill Too Little, Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 8, 2020 – This afternoon, the Senate released its deficient, limited plan for additional COVID-19 relief. The so-called “skinny bill” focuses on providing widespread corporate immunity to employers whose workers and staff get sick on shift and extends Trump’s flawed, fraud-ridden Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Meanwhile, the legislation fails to provide adequate support […]

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Interior’s Watchdog: Officials Lied To Congress In Order To Justify Wasteful, Damaging BLM Relocation

HELENA, MT, September 1, 2020 – Following the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General report that concluded that Interior officials misled Congress, Western Values Project Director Jayson O’Neill issued the following response:    “As this investigation rightfully concludes, the relocation of America’s largest public lands management bureau was based on false pretenses in order to achieve […]

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Trump Surrendering on COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 24, 2020– New reports today indicate that the Trump administration is planning to end its support for COVID-19 testing sites at the end of the month — demonstrating a further retreat by the administration from addressing the ongoing pandemic even as new hotspots continue to arise across the country. The news comes in direct […]

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