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Wed May 27, 2020, 11:48 PM

Joaquin Castro Asks USDA to Look Into How San Antonio Events Firm Landed $39M Federal Deal

A second Texas congressman has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to review the controversial $39 million contract issued to San Antonio-based events company CRE8AD8 to distribute food to needy families.

Joining U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who asked that the company be stripped of its federal pact, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro is demanding that the agency probe how contracts were awarded under its Farmers to Families Food Box Program, designed to feed families financially harmed by the pandemic.

Both congressmen are Democrats representing San Antonio.

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Castro questioned why food-distribution novice CRE8AD8 was award a contract ahead of experienced companies with years of industry experience.

"At a time when millions of Americans are struggling to put food on the table, USDA is wrong to bet the success of vital food safety net programs on neophyte food distribution companies," Castro wrote. "Food banks, nonprofits, and needy families should not have to hope and wait to see if a distributor can deliver as promised."

Read more: https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2020/05/27/joaquin-castro-asks-usda-to-look-into-how-san-antonio-events-firm-landed-39m-federal-deal

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benld74 May 28 #1

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Thu May 28, 2020, 12:21 AM

1. USDA torn apart by tRump & Sonny

He loves to be called Sonny
I get to receive his weekly, yup weekly, message to USDA. Another tRump shadow this one. Takes credit for things that were in the works for years.
I am outta there early next year, and that swine I will not miss.

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