Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will send more than $273 million for airport safety and infrastructure grants to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau and Puerto Rico.
On Tuesday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. to thank him for his support in championing liability protections to head off COVID-19-related lawsuits. Patronis requested McConnell provide special consideration regarding America’s 1.3 million non-profit organizations, as they will face potential liabilities related to COVID-19.
Rubio introduced the “Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act” as he hopes to build off of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and approved by the White House at the end of March.
Barry Gilway, the president, CEO and executive director of Citizens, said the decision to extend the moratorium scheduled to expire August 15 comes in response to concerns raised by CFO Jimmy Patronis and discussions with Citizens Board of Governors Chairman Bo Rivard over timing.