Richard Blumenthal

‘Serial IG Purges’ by Trump Fuel Dems’ Call for Anti-Corruption Provisions in Next Covid Package

Sen. Richard Blumenthal pointed on Sunday to President Donald Trump’s intention to oust another inspector general—this time of a Department of Health and Human Services watchdog—to bolster his call for the next coronavirus legislative relief package to include measures to “forestall fraud and favoritism.” Trump’s serial IG purges must be stopped as part of a …

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‘A New Roadblock’: IRS Gives Social Security Recipients Until Wednesday to File for $500 Payments for Their Children

This is a developing story… Check back for possible updates… The Internal Revenue Service is facing backlash following its announcement late Monday that recipients of Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits have until 12:00 pm ET on Wednesday to file for $500 coronavirus stimulus payments for their dependent children. Those who miss the deadline—which the …

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In Letter to Mnuchin, Harris and 13 Other Senators Demand Stimulus Cash Be Exempt From Debt Collections

Sen. Kamala Harris and 13 other senators on Friday sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding that coronavirus stimulus checks not be subject to debt collections as reports continue to increase of the one-time $1,200 payments being seized by creditors. “Americans are in dire need of money to pay their rent and put …

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