Members of Congress took small-business loans — and the full extent is unknown: some GOP lawmakers who benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program also opposed legislation requiring lending transparency. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Members of Congress took small-business loans — and the full extent is unknown: some GOP lawmakers who benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program also opposed legislation requiring lending transparency.

It’s a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have acknowledged close ties to companies that have received loans from the program — businesses that are either run by their families or employ their spouse as a senior executive.

Republicans on the list include Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, a wealthy businessman who owns auto dealerships, body shops and car washes, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, whose family owns multiple farms and equipment suppliers across the Midwest. The Democrats count Rep. Susie Lee of Nevada, whose husband is CEO of a regional casino developer, and Rep. Debbie Mucarsel Powell of Florida, whose husband is an executive at a restaurant chain that has since returned the loan.

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Color me completely unsurprised by these revelations; this is thoroughly what can be expected from the US's criminal political class.

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