M.D. Kittle of the Federalist documents congressional efforts to uncover federal government efforts to influence the 2024 election.

The arguably least transparent administration in history continues to stonewall lawmakers trying to get answers about ‘Bidenbucks,” President Joe Biden’s unprecedented use of federal agencies to drive a massive get-out-the-vote campaign targeting Democrats. 

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, ranking member on the Senate’s Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, said it was “beyond disturbing” that Biden’s Small Business Administration (SBA) is using untold amounts of taxpayer money to register voters and participate in politically motivated travel.

“I came to Washington to make bureaucrats squeal, and I won’t sit idly by as Biden officials shirk their responsibilities and hide their misdoings from Congress,” Ernst said in a statement to The Federalist. “As Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, I will continue fighting tooth and nail to hold the SBA accountable.”

Ernst and Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, have demanded answers about the SBA’s involvement in a voter registration effort in Michigan, one of several swing states expected to play a significant role in electing the next president. As The Federalist reported in March, the Michigan Department of State signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)with the SBA “to promote civic engagement and voter registration in Michigan.” The agreement, according to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, is a “first-of-its-kind collaboration” for the federal agency. 

The partnership is expected to run through Jan. 1, 2036. That is if legal challenges can’t stop the apparently unconstitutional “understanding.” 

Guzman insists that weaponizing the full force of the federal government to turn out voters for Biden and his big-government allies is all about “protecting and strengthening our democracy.” The federal bureaucrat believes registering voters is suddenly under the purview of the Small Business Administration.