North Carolina Republicans are asking the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.), who has come under fire after revelations that her husband’s company, JDC Manufacturing, received nearly $400,000 in tax credits as part of the controversial 2009 stimulus package, which Hagan supported.
"The Committee needs to investigate whether Senator Hagan used her office to steer taxpayer dollars to her husband’s company and/or whether she provided him with insider knowledge obtained through her office as a United States Senator that allowed his company to receive almost $400,000 in taxpayer funds," NC GOP chairman Claude Pope wrote in an official letter to the committee.
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In a statement accompanying the letter, Pope said he hoped the committee would "determine whether Senator Hagan and her family used the influence of her high office, or access to inside information to profit herself and her family."
According to financial disclosure forms, the Hagans' income from JDC Manufacturing increased from essentially nothing in 2008 to almost $134,000 in 2013. Hagan’s son is also the CEO of a company that received more than half a million dollars in stimulus funding to install solar panels.