‘Obnoxious’ charity that occupied McCarthy’s office heavily bankrolled by taxpayers

By Gabe Kaminsky (Washington Examiner)

September 14, 2023

A left-wing nonprofit group whose activists were arrested for occupying House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office to demand reauthorization of an HIV/AIDS program pockets millions of dollars each year in government grants, documents show.

Activists for the HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations Health GAP and Housing Works faced arrest Monday after storming McCarthy’s office on Capitol Hill and pressing Congress to carve out a five-year extension to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a program that allocates federal funds for research, prevention, and treatment to fight the disease. Housing Works, a charity based in Brooklyn, New York, has received government cash for decades, including over $100 million in grants between fiscal 2011 and 2022, according to tax forms reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

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