PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
Shadowy dark money groups are spending millions on false TV ads attacking Susie Lee. The fact is that Susie has never used her position to serve her own interests. In fact, she supports a ban on Members trading individual stocks. Susie is consistently delivering for Nevada families to lower their costs and has never profited off of her work in Congress.
Meanwhile, Becker is distracting voters from her own shady record of dodging taxes and ignoring ethics rules. While Becker led her family company, she failed to pay over a million dollars in taxes. Additionally, Becker has repeatedly broken ethics rules and federal election laws by attempting to hide her investments and income.
At the height of the pandemic, Susie fought to support our families, keep the doors of small businesses open, and put southern Nevada on track to make a full and strong recovery. As a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, she played a key role in bringing Democrats and Republicans together to negotiate the CARES Act and establish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give over 40,000 Nevada businesses the support they needed to pay their employees and stay afloat.
April Becker opposed this kind of critical relief, yet hypocritically took more than a million dollars in loans for her own business. Not only that, the corporate interests attempting to take advantage of families and derail our economic progress are spending millions to elect Becker and continue to price gouge southern Nevadans.
Susie has a thirty year career leading some of the state’s most impactful nonprofit organizations. She has never used her position in Congress for her own personal gain, but Becker has proven that she is untrustworthy and will sell out southern Nevadans if it serves her.
FACTS VS. FICTION ON STOCK TRADE SMEARS
Fiction: Susie Lee profited from stock trades she made using insider information.
Fact: Susie has never directed individual stock trades. All stock trades were executed by an independent financial advisor or her husband, from whom she is separated and has since filed for divorce.
Fiction: Susie Lee is corrupt and out for herself.
Fact: Susie Lee supports a ban on members of Congress trading individual stocks. She has a 30-year career of working for the interests of Nevada families, not her own—unlike her opponent.
Fiction: Susie Lee attended a confidential briefing on COVID-19 and profited off of stock trades afterward.
Fact: Susie Lee never attendedthe House’s unclassified briefing on COVID-19.At that time, she was attending a different meeting as part of her duties as the chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. Any trades made that week were executed by a third party without her knowledge or input. Susie has never directed individual stock trades. All stock trades were executed by an independent financial advisor or her husband, from whom she is separated and has since filed for divorce.
FACTS VS. FICTION ON PPP LOANS
Fiction: Susie Lee fought for PPP loans to benefit her husband’s company and received special treatment in the process.
Fact: Susie Lee advocated for PPP loans to keep over 40,000 Nevada small businesses afloat at the height of the most widespread economic crisis in our nation’s history. Tens of thousands of Nevada businesses benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program, including April Becker’s family business. Susie’s husband, from whom she has since filed for divorce, applied for PPP loans, and the government determined that his business was eligible to receive them. Congresswoman Lee had no input in that decision, just like she had no input in the government’s decision to approve April Becker’s PPP loans.
Fiction: Susie Lee had a conflict of interest while advocating for this program.
Fact: As travel and tourism ground to a halt during the pandemic, Nevada’s gaming industry hit rock bottom and 34% of workers were out of a job and needed relief. The Paycheck Protection Program helped businesses who were forced to shut their doors to support their workers. Susie joined the rest of Nevada’s federal delegation to support the state’s gaming industry and small businesses to keep as many employees on payroll as possible.