Schumer blasts SBA’s ‘ideological’ attacks on Planned Parenthood loans

The SBA and the Treasury Department did not immediately comment on the letter, which was also signed by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and most other members of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

In a letter last week signed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans led by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) asked Attorney General William Barr to investigate the matter, arguing that the loan program was “not designed to give government funds to politicized, partisan abortion providers.”

Planned Parenthood has argued that Planned Parenthood tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations are independent and that the loans awarded complied with the rules of the program.