AFREF and the Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project led a comment letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about its uniform guidance, which sets the boundaries around the types of strings states and localities are allowed to attach when they disburse federal funds. This comment letter argues state and local governments should be allowed to give preferential treatment to bidders that commit to make productive investments in their companies and refrain from stock buybacks and excessive executive compensation.
AFREF joined a letter to the Office of Management and Budget in response to their RFI asking for input on how to identify effective methods for assessing whether agency policies, programs, services, processes, and operations equitably serve all eligible individuals and communities, particularly those that are currently and historically underserved.
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF) and Main Street Alliance (MSA) respectfully urge the Small Business Administration (SBA) to maintain the information collection under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) new Loan Necessity Questionnaire for recipients and encourage the SBA to support robust supplemental disclosure requirements for PPP recipients.
Lawmakers must dramatically step up the quality and quantity of data that the executive branch releases on programs designed to provide relief from the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a letter from 26 labor, community, consumer, and other organizations.
Detailed and timely data disclosures are required so Congress, Inspectors General, and the specialized Coronavirus oversight bodies created by the CARES Act can ensure Coronavirus expenditures and benefits are being delivered to the public as intended.