Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., probed the nation’s largest retail banks Tuesday on steps they are taking to help workers and businesses facing financial hardship due to the government shutdown.
Warren pressed the CEOs of Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, US Bancorp and Wells Fargo in a letter to provide details “on exactly which services they will be providing, and to which affected group of workers and businesses.”
“I write today to seek information on how you intend to help meet the financial needs of federal government employees, contractors, and other workers and businesses who — through no fault of their own — face dire financial threats due to President Trump’s government shutdown,” Warren wrote.
Today is the 26th day of the shutdown.
Wrote Warren: “Hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers, businesses that are dependent on these workers, and large and small businesses in need of federal government services are also facing lost paychecks and profits.”