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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 avoid paying billions in U.S. taxes.    

“The last people Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema should be listening to for policy advice are tax-dodging executives who have made out like bandits over the last four years, at the expense of everyday workers,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “They need to start listening to the clear majority of their constituents that want to see big businesses finally contribute their fair share and back transformational investments that will lift more Americans into the middle class.”  

Read the full analysis from Accountable.US here 

KEY POINTS:  

  • Since 2010, Manchin Has Received At Least $29,000 From JPMorgan Chase, Which Has Avoided Billions In Taxes Via Offshore Tax Havens And Has Been Embroiled In Tax Avoidance Scandals In Europe 
  • Since 2010, Manchin Has Received At Least $32,000 From FedEx, Which Has Been Involved In A Secret Tax Haven Scheme Allowing Them To Pay A 0.25% Tax Rate On International Profits 
     
  • Since 2010, Manchin Has Received At Least $10,000 From DuPont De Nemours, Which Has A History Of Tax Avoidance, Dodging $825 Million In Corporate Taxes From 2008 To 2012 And Paid A Negative Net Tax Rate In 2018   
     
  • Manchin Has Received At Least $25,000 From Wal-Mart, Which Has Avoided Billions In Taxes, Stashing Billions In Offshore Accounts And Engaging In Tax Schemes That Have Helped It Dodge Paying More Than $400 Million In Taxes Each Year 
  • Since 2014, Sinema Has Received At Least $52,000 In Campaign Contributions From Tax Dodging Corporations Like Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, And FedEx 

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