Coronavirus | Georgia
Loeffler Skips Out On Veterans Health Care Hearings Amid Deadly Pandemic
According to a review by American Ledger, appointed Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler skipped nearly 30% of her Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings during her first term in office, including hearings on measures to protect veterans’ health care amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly 700,000 veterans live in the state...
Report: After COVID Contraction, Trump Continues to Hold Maskless Fundraisers
As COVID-19 continues its rampant spread in the United States, taking hundreds of thousands of lives in its wake, the President and his family continue to hold fundraisers where masks are optional, and apparently, discouraged, according to firsthand social media posts reviewed by American Ledger.
Trump’s Extensive Anti-Vaxxer History
President Donald Trump has an extensive, documented history of amplifying anti-vaxxers and making false statements about vaccines as he attempts to lead the United States through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus | Arizona
Arizona GOP Lawmakers Brophy McGee, Gray, Mesnard Gutted Unemployment Benefits Before Pandemic
According to a review by American Ledger, GOP lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature passed legislation to weaken public benefits, harming part-time workers and exacerbating the significant economic pain unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump Admin Handed Out $1.8 Billion in PPE Contracts to Unqualified, Untested Companies
According to a review by American Ledger, the Trump Administration has handed out nearly two billion dollars in federal contracts to untested, unproven, unqualified, and even bizarre firms for the production of essential supplies in the midst of the lethal COVID-19 pandemic.
Several of the businesses receiving these valuable...
Accountability | Arizona
AZ GOP State Rep. Anthony Kern Killed Legislation To Protect Arizona Workers
In April 2019, Republican State Rep Anthony Kern (LD-20) used his power as chair of the Arizona House Rules Committee to kill legislation protecting workers who reported unsafe working conditions, laying the groundwork for dire conditions for Arizona workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
A year later, as coronavirus cases spread...
Trump’s Attempts To Force In-Person School Puts Lives At Risk
With the 2020 school year fast approaching, President Trump’s threats to withhold federal funding from schools who do not resume in-person instruction in the fall belie his lack of a clear national strategy to safely reopen schools in the midst of a global pandemic. Despite the expert testimony of scientists and public health experts, in addition to the pleas of teachers and parents nationwide, Trump has continued to insist upon reopening schools for in-person instruction, despite repeated warnings that this move could put millions of lives in unnecessary risk and lead to a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.