Lawmakers Question HHS’ $250 Million Contract for Coronavirus Communications 

Government Executive: Top House lawmakers are probing the Trump administration’s recent $250 million communications contract to “inspire hope” during the coronavirus pandemic, due to concerns of political interference.

The Democrats sent letters to Health and Human Services Department Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday and Friday regarding a bid last month for a communications firm to “defeat despair and inspire hope” amid the pandemic and the nation’s economic rebound.

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