U.S. representatives from Texas criticize federal contract given to San Antonio events company

1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 May 27, 2020 6:33 AM May 27, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic
Source: https://www.texastribune.org/
By: by Brandon Formby, The Texas Tribune
The entrance of a convenience store in downtown Austin last week. (Photo credit: Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune.)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s award of a $39 million food distribution contract to a San Antonio events company has drawn criticism from two members of Congress from Texas, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro has asked for an investigation into CRE8AD8’s contract for a food relief program during the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett said the contract should be canceled.

Those calls come after the Express-News reported that the event planner who owns the company “boasted about clients who say they’ve never worked with him, cited unearned professional credentials and touted business affiliations that can’t be verified.”

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