Democrats Press Mnuchin to Defend Stimulus Package Oversight Mandate

Concerned the White House will shake off terms of oversight laid out for a $500 billion chunk of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, in a letter issued Tuesday, a trio of Democratic Senators urged Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to hold up his end of the hard-fought bargain.

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Room for Plenty of Pork in Stimulus Bill

A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the taxpayer money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy. But questions are being raised about whether those guardrails will prevent the kinds of abuses that have marked corporate bailouts of the past.

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