Inhofe, Lankford want COVID-19 aid to Planned Parenthood investigated

U.S. Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe were upset last week because of what they say were improper COVID-related Small Business Administration loans to Planned Parenthood.

On Friday, Lankford joined 32 Republican senators and more than 90 Republican House members in demanding an investigation into how 37 Planned Parenthood local affiliates were approved for $80 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans.

The loans are intended to provide small businesses and nonprofits short-term cash in exchange for keeping employees on the payroll. One source of contention on the matter has been whether franchisees or other enterprises associated with larger corporations or organizations qualify.

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