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Md. Democrats ask for records on alleged sub-standard conditions in Kushner properties

FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event with President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers have requested thousands of pages of documents pertaining to Jared Kushner's properties in Maryland.

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Anthony Brown, sent a letter to Kushner Companies LLC, owned by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, on Friday.

News outlets have recently reported that the company routinely seeks to arrest tenants who owe money, and that tenants have reported sub-standard conditions in Kushner's housing complexes.

Kushner Companies owns properties in which residents use housing vouchers. The lawmakers in their letter told the firm that it must comply with federal standards for "decent, safe and sanitary" housing because it receives federal subsidies.

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