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Hidden in the new House coronavirus relief bill: Billions for defense contractors

June 4, 2020

From the Task and Purpose website   
This story was originally published by ProPublica.

When they passed another bill this month to help the tens of millions of Americans left unemployed and hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats in the House of Representatives touted the $3 trillion legislation’s benefits to working people, renters, first responders and others struggling to get by.

They made no mention of the defense contractors.

Tucked away deep in the nearly 2,000-page Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, Act, is a section that will funnel money to defense and intelligence companies and their top executives, according to experts.

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The Senate passed this bill on June 3, 2020. News reports did not indicate if money for the defense contractors were removed or survived the Senate vote.

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