An inspector general report released Thursday estimated $45.6 billion in unemployment benefits fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The finding comes as the White House is requesting Congress to add $22.4 billion more for COVID-19 aid in the next government funding bill, a request that flies in the face of President Joe Biden’s “pandemic is over” remarks last weekend.
Republicans are talking about standing firm against more pandemic aid while there is still an estimated $2 trillion appropriated by unspent from past pandemic legislation, fiscal conservative Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Newsmax this week.
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