Friday evening, the Associated Press reported that the Trump administration will end trying to hide details of a massive coronavirus aid package.
AP White House reporter Jonathan Lemire posted the news at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration drops its insistence on secrecy for a $600 billion coronavirus aid program for small businesses.— Jonathan Lemire (@Jonathan Lemire)1592607601.0
The Treasury Secretary confirmed the report in a statement.
“I am pleased that we have been able to reach a bipartisan agreement on disclosure which will strike the appropriate balance of providing public transparency, while protecting the payroll and personal income information of small businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
However, the administration will only provide the amount of the stimulus received in broad ranges.