Rick Scott Showcases Companies Helping Americans Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., offered a tip of the cap to companies helping Americans and small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

On Friday, Scott showcased several companies that were doing their part to help Americans through the outbreak.

“As part of my 30-day plan to get back to normal, I called for a moratorium on financial payments, including rent, mortgages, credit card payments, taxes, and utilities,” Scott said. “There are many great companies across our nation that are stepping up to help individuals and small businesses that are struggling. I commend their efforts, and call on others to follow suit to help all Americans. We won’t forget the companies that provided relief for their customers and did their part to help those struggling to make ends meet.”

Scott showcased the following companies:

Utility Companies:

  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and EEI member companies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has listed over 550 broadband and telephone service providers, and trade associations working to keep Americans connected.

Financial Institutions:

  • Ally
  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Capital One
  • Citibank
  • Discover
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • PNC Bank
  • Quicken Loans
  • Regions Bank
  • Sallie Mae
  • TD Bank
  • Truist
  • USAA
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo

On the federal level – Moratorium on Evictions:

  • The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for all FHA-insured single-family mortgages for a 60-day period.

“The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act just passed by Congress also includes a nationwide moratorium on evictions that will provide much-needed relief and peace of mind for those struggling to make ends meet,” Scott’s office noted.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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