Senate Democrats are urging the Trump Administration to allow Planned Parenthood to keep the $80 million they received from the Payment Protection Program.
Republicans created the program in order to help small businesses survive the pandemic. The program was meant to help out small restaurant owners, hairstylists, painters, and the like. But the Democrats have turned the program into a bank for hospitals, local and state governments, art centers, and mortgage companies. Their bill includes all these and has forgotten the small businesses.
Now they are asking Trump to allow Planned Parenthood, who profited $110 million last year and pledged $45 million to the Democrat candidate, to be able to keep the $80 million they received instead of giving that money to small businesses that desperately need it.
This is the Democrat party. They are not looking out for anyone but themselves.
The Hill BY TAL AXELROD – 05/23/20 12:12 PM EDT
Senate Democrats are calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to stop pressuring Planned Parenthood centers to return loans they received from the coronavirus stimulus package.
Forty-one Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), sent a letter dated Friday to the Treasury Department and SBA refuting Republicans’ claims that the centers do not qualify for the loan program and blasted efforts to have Planned Parenthood return the money as “ideological.”
“It is critical that the SBA implements the [Paycheck Protection Program] (PPP) as Congress directed, without ideological efforts to treat certain nonprofit organizations differently from others,” they wrote. “The SBA must administer the PPP in a manner that is uniform and that does not target any entity or subset of entities for exclusion, especially if doing so is based on political ideology, the services provided by that entity, or any other factor unrelated to the criteria established by law in the CARES Act.”
The letter comes as the Trump administration and Senate Republicans put pressure on Planned Parenthood centers over the $80 million they received.Senate Republicans are calling on the Justice Department to investigate Planned Parenthood centers, claiming that they were ineligible for the funds due to the PPP’s size standards.“We write to urge you to investigate the activities of dozens of Planned Parenthood affiliates that reportedly applied for and received approximately $80 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, despite actual knowledge that they were ineligible for such loans,” they wrote in a letter this week to Attorney General William Barr. “It was not designed to give government funds to politicized, partisan abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.”
The SBA also sent letters to a number of the affiliates this week saying they were ineligible for the funds due to the PPP’s size standards and that the money should be returned.The loans from the PPP, which was created under the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, are intended for businesses and nonprofits with no more than 500 employees, though the legislation allows some flexibility for larger firms to receive funds. Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans
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PP Profited $110 million in 2019: https://www.heritage.org/life/commentary/planned-parenthood-sets-new-record-abortions-single-year