This week, the one member of the Florida delegation on the U.S. House Small Business Committee held a video conference call focusing on the important role small businesses can play during the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., who sits on the U.S. Financial Services Committee, are joining efforts.
“Congressman Hill and I are focused on helping small businesses in their time of need— and both of our committees are uniquely positioned to do so. We are helping Main Street navigate the loan process with their financial institutions as their success not only impacts our local economy, but also the financial future of our nation,” said Spano.
“As a small business owner, I know the struggles many face in good times, much less in a pandemic. I am working with the Trump administration to make sure we have pro-business, pro-growth regulations, that will ensure America will come out on top,” Spano added.
Hill pointed to more than $377 billion for small businesses included in the $2.2 trillion stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed on at the end of last month. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee, was a champion of the Paycheck Protection Program included in the stimulus package.
“Congress established the Paycheck Protection Program to support our small businesses and keep them alive during this difficult period. As a former community banker in Arkansas, I know how vital it is that our main street businesses take advantage of these SBA programs so they can continue to pay their employees and keep their local economies afloat. I appreciate Congressman Spano’s leadership in organizing today’s call,” said Hill.
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