Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

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At least a dozen lawmakers Democrats and Republicans have ties to organizations that receive some of the six hundred and fifty nine billion dollars from the paycheck protection program meant for federal coronavirus aid that's according to newly released government data under pressure from Congress and outside groups the trump administration disclosed some recipients car dealerships owned by Republican house members Roger Williams Vern Buchanan and Mike Kelly receive money so did a fast food franchise owned by Republican Kevin Hearn a law firm owned by the husband of democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen and the former law firm of democratic representative Matt Cartwright which employs his wife members of Congress and their families are not barred from receiving loans under the PPP and there is no evidence they receive special treatment I'm Julie Walker

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