- Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, is calling for more oversight of COVID-19 relief funds, saying his son’s identity was stolen and that he has been accused of defaulting on a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan for a bogus construction company.
“There’s no Durbin construction company,” the Senate Majority Whip said Monday on Capitol Hill.
- Durbin said the loan was for $140,000.
- “Somebody had stolen his identity,” he told reporters. “Government-backed PPP loans were created to help small businesses survive the COVID pandemic.”
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