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Straight From the Swamp

The Courier-Journal

Mitch McConnell has close ties to the US Postal Service board chairman, who is under fire for cutting funding to the postal service during a pandemic

“The chairman of the embattled U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors, set to testify Monday before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill, is a Kentuckian and friend of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He’s likely to get tough questions from lawmakers about recent cost-cutting and operational changes to the agency.”

Open Secrets

COVID Lobbying: How former aides to Trump, congressional leaders lobbied their bosses amid the pandemic

Mitch McConnell is D.C. big money lobbyists’ favorite senator-for-sale. In fact, a lot of them used to be his staffers—but now he works for them. Corporations and trade groups know the best way to make sure their interests come first during the COVID-19 pandemic—149 of them have hired Mitch’s former aides as lobbyists to get what they want from the Senate in relief packages.

Open Secrets

59 Current Or Former McConnell Staffers Were Lobbyists Either Before Or After Working In His Office

The “revolving door” between McConnell’s former staffers and the lobbying industry allows lobbyists to use their connections to influence legislation to favor their special interest and corporate bosses.

The Washington Post

Congress has taken a break from dealing with COVID-19. The rest of us don’t have that luxury.

In August, McConnell adjourned the Senate for 25 days without passing any additional COVID-19 legislation, delaying aid to unemployed Kentucky families, small businesses, hospitals and schools as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to spike in the commonwealth.

The Washington Post

An economic crisis in Kentucky has workers, businesses furious with McConnell

“Joblessness is high, benefits are running out and local leaders say they need the kind of aid that the Senate’s most powerful figure has yet to endorse.”

The New York Times

U.S. Small Business Bailout Money Flowed to Chinese-Owned Companies

“Millions of dollars of Paycheck Protection Program loans went to China-backed businesses in critical sectors, a study found.”

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