Sunday, April 5, 2020
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by coronavirus and COVID-19.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), urging the agency to issue an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the state of Florida to help businesses receive SBA EIDL loans that are suffering from economic injury due to the coronavirus.
Spano introduced the “Safeguarding Americans from Epidemics (SAFE) at Work Act" on Thursday. According to the congressman’s office, the bill “aims to incentivize employers to expand telework options so that more Americans are able to work from home, preventing further spread of COVID-19.”
This new form of assistance was established through legislation supported by Murphy that passed Congress and was signed by President Donald Trump earlier in the month. 
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations.
At the start of the week, with Spano as the cosponsor, U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, brought out the “STEP Improvement Act” which “aims to increase the number of small businesses that export and raise the value of existing small business exporters—thus helping increase sales volume for small businesses, which helps create businesses grow and create more jobs.”
This week, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., turned his attention to how coronavirus will impact small businesses across the nation and in the Sunshine State.
Forcing America’s exit from Venezuela would likely be seen as a major foreign policy gaffe. American companies operating in Venezuela create prosperity and stability for their workers and America is perfectly poised to help the country rebuild after Maduro’s government finally collapses. 
“There is no reason the World Bank should be lending to Communist China, a developed and wealthy nation that oppresses its people and denies their human rights,” Scott’s office insisted. 
Groups like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) note a large percentage of Florida construction firms are having a rough time filling positions. Because of that, these groups want the White House to ease up on restrictions dealing with immigration.