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To: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Hold the Pentagon Accountable for COVID Corruption
To members of the U.S. House of Representatives:
People across the country have had to make incredible sacrifices this year, and for far too many — 200,000 as of September 22 — simply too much has been taken.
Taxpayer dollars should be directed where they are most needed. I urge you to require the Pentagon to return the nearly BILLION dollars allocated for medical supplies, which it instead spent on defense needs like jet engine parts and body armor. Please ensure that these funds are spent on the COVID relief for which they were originally intended under the CARES Act.
Why is this important?
The Washington Post reports that Pentagon has funneled almost $700 million of COVID-19 relief funds intended to build up *medical equipment supplies* to massive defense contractors for things like jet engine parts and body armor.
This is corruption, pure and simple — and all of us ARE already paying the price of the Pentagon’s waste. These funds could’ve shored up the severe shortage of N95 masks at numerous U.S. hospitals. Or supported desperately needed vaccine distribution infrastructure. Instead, they were funneled to defense contractors and spent on things like jet engine parts and body armor.
There is only one solution: the Pentagon needs to pay this money back.
Urge your member of Congress to demand that the Pentagon pay back the nearly billion dollars in COVID funding it misspent.