Congressional Democrats continue to block attempts to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that is already proving to help America’s small businesses during this difficult time. House Republicans recognize the importance of adding more money to the PPP while Speaker Pelosi and Democrats continue to block it. Check out what House Republicans have to say:
Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-05): “Every worker we can keep employed through the paycheck protection program is one who will not need unemployment. Shame on House and Senate Democrats for blocking additional funding for small businesses because they cant use it to advance their own agendas”
Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36): “Last week, 6.6M Americans filed for unemployment. Securing an additional $250B for the #PaycheckProtectionProgram is critical for our #smallbiz. Dems continue to exploit the national crisis to carry out their political agenda, and it’s absolutely shameful.”
Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12): “PPP is in danger of running out of funds as early as this week. I call on Congressional Leadership to work together & deliver funds to replenish PPP immediately. We are stronger & safer when we act together. We cannot let small businesses & their employees suffer further.”
Rep. Jim Banks ( IN-03): “If only we could have seen this coming and have extra funds ready…
@SenateDems @SenSchumer you have some explaining to do to workers in IN-03 who are getting laid off because of your partisan games.”
Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06): “It is time for them to join Republicans in supporting a clean extension of funding for the #PPP as the first phase of funding for this program has almost run out. America needs us to act now.”
Rep. Jack Bergman (MI-01): “Businesses are forced to shut down, tens of thousands of Michiganders are filing for unemployment, and the PPP will likely run out of funds in the next week as small businesses across America scramble to stay alive.
D.C. politicians have no grasp of reality. It’s appalling.”
Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-09): “I hear daily from employers who need this money in days to keep their employees paid. Holding this hostage is truly reprehensible. Please RT if you agree.”
Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12): “The PPP is a desperately needed lifeline for millions of businesses. But funds are expected to run out this week. When Republicans advanced legislation to fund the PPP, how did Speaker Pelosi react? She congratulated Schumer for blocking the bill & killing the additional funding.”
Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08): “This from same #HouseDemocrats who held up COVID-19 emergency aid for families, small biz & hospitals for days….for windmills, early voting & #GreenNewDeal.
And STILL blocking crucial small biz #PPPLoans – as funding runs out within days.
Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08): “SMALL BUSINESS HELD HOSTAGE
Today: 1,202,118 small businesses have received over $250 bil in #PPPLoans.
But the money is running out quickly.
RT if #Democrats should stop holding hostage #PresidentTrump ask for $250b more for small biz $$.
Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-05): “haven’t gotten the relief yet & the PPP fund will run out unless we replenish it. More needs to be provided to these employers & employees. We don’t have time to waste. Hardworking Americans need Congress to act fast.”
Rep. Larry Bucshon (IN-08): “Yet again, Washington Democrats are unwilling to put politics aside and work with Republicans to quickly provide needed support for the American people during this health care crisis. Employers and employees across Indiana and the nation are hurting through no fault of their own.
It is our duty to ensure they can survive these uncertain times. As showcased by its popularity, the Paycheck Protection Program is a vital component to relief for Americans, and we cannot allow it to run dry. Congress must provide additional funding for the program.”
Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13): “Glad to see that more than 800,000 loans have now been processed through the Paycheck Protection Program.
We have to keep up the momentum and boost our workers and job creators.”
Rep. Tim Burchett (TN-02): “Where are my colleagues on the other side of the aisle right now? The Paycheck Protection Program has run DRY, small business employees are going to be hurt.
Please, for sake of workers in your districts and mine, tell your leadership to end this absurd holdout. @HouseDemocrats”
Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26): “The Payment Protection Program is working.
American small businesses are reaching out so they can keep the lights on and PAY their employees.
Now is not the time to play partisan games.
@SBAgov needs more funding.”
Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01): “Nancy Pelosi is CONGRATULATING Senate Democrats for blocking critical aid to small businesses. This is totally absurd. People are hurting and @SpeakerPelosi is trying to advance her Leftist agenda.”
Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42): “Funding for the PPP is set to run out this week, but Democrats are blocking our efforts to refill the account. We don’t have time to play political games – people employed by small businesses need us to take decisive action NOW.”
Rep. Buddy Carter (GA-01): “The Paycheck Protection Program was created to help small businesses while keeping hardworking Americans employed. It has been so popular we will need to replenish the funding, but Democrats continue to play politics. We need to fund this lifeline for small businesses NOW!”
Rep. John Carter (TX-31):“America’s 30 million small businesses employ more than 60 million people.
Businesses are counting on the #PaycheckProtectionProgram to keep workers employed, and American families are counting on #PPP to keep food on the table.
Stop the partisan games and increase PPP funding”
Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-AL): “It is inexcusable for Speaker Pelosi to block relief for small business owners who need help right now. She needs to stop the partisan attacks and do her job.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-AL): “Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democrats are once again blocking small business relief. This is despicable. The American people are going to hold Democrats accountable for blocking money to people who are hurting”
Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-AL): “It’s sad for the country that Speaker Pelosi is running the House of Representatives. Now she’s blocking money small businesses need to survive so she can play partisan games.”
Rep. Ben Cline (VA-06): “One million small businesses have applied for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. Congress must put aside partisan games to ensure this vital lifeline for small businesses is funded and remains in existence. Anything less is unacceptable. #PeopleOverPolitics”
Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04): “To help #smallbiz keep their workforce paid throughout this #COVID19 crisis, I am encouraged that @USTreasury & @SBAgov have moved forward with implementation of the #PaycheckProtectionProgram.”
Rep. Doug Collins (GA-27): “@SpeakerPelosi would rather put small businesses at risk than pass additional funding for the #PaycheckProtectionProgram.
Americans are worried about their health and livelihoods while she’s worried about her political agenda.”
Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01): “Over 14k loans totaling over $2billion dollars have been approved via the #PPPloan program in Arkansas. As many of our community banks are still trying to process applications, Schumer and company are holding things up, again. Obstruction is the name of the game, I guess.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02): “‘As Democrats look at this unprecedented economic crisis, they are unfortunately still channeling Rahm Emanuel’s old line that it would be a terrible thing to waste.’
Spot on. Democrats have shown that “For the People” was nothing more than a slogan.”
Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-08): “Until the economy can operate, there is a moral obligation to keep individuals, families, & businesses solvent. This program makes a difference and provides great continuity by keeping as many as possible fully employed. It’s not sustainable indefinitely, but essential. PPP > UI”
Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03): “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, & we need to ensure the #PaycheckProtectionProgram is strong! Businesses need this support NOW.”
Rep. Drew Ferguson (GA-03): “Republicans are working to replenish funds to the bipartisan #PaycheckProtectionProgram before it runs dry. Pelosi & Schumer want to play politics and hold the program hostage to advance their left-wing agenda. It’s time to quit blocking relief for small businesses and workers.”
Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17): “Our small businesses are relying on the Paycheck Protection Program to keep employees on payroll and stay afloat. It is absolutely shameful that @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer have decided to block desperately needed funding for partisan reasons.”
Rep. Mark Green (TN-07): “Almost $270B of the CARES Act original $350B for small biz has already been processed and will run out by the end of the week, yet, the Democratic leadership refuses to appropriate more without dangerous strings attached.”
Rep. Mark Green (TN-07): “17 million Americans lost their jobs over the last 3 weeks. Want to know how @SenSchumer responded? By blocking new aid to small businesses.
It’s critical that we support the PPP to save jobs & protect livelihoods—but Dems stood in the way of money that’s needed now. Shameful.”
Rep. Morgan Griffith (VA-09): “Here we go again. Are the Democrats blocking more aid for small businesses unless they can get taxpayer dollars for unrelated agenda items like the Kennedy Center?”
Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02): “More than 17,000 Kentucky businesses have been approved for over $3.3 million in loans through the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. We must pass additional funding to help more Kentuckians with this program! #InItTogether”
Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02): “Thank you @SenateMajLeader for working tirelessly to ensure there is additional funding for small businesses to use in the PPP. I’m disappointed that Senate Democrats have blocked this measure. We must put partisanship aside and move quickly to help our small businesses.”
Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01): “We are seeing the successes of the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. In MN alone, nearly 34k loans have been approved for a total of more than $7.6 billion. This program will help keep our economy afloat and will put America in a good position to get back to work when the time comes.”
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04): “Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, from the workers on assembly lines in Sedalia and Lebanon, in the bustling restaurants/shops in Columbia and Clinton, to our farms and ranches.
It’s time to refund the #PaycheckProtectionProgram”
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram is keeping small businesses afloat and employees on the payroll as we face the #coronavirus battle.
It’s time for @SpeakerPelosi, @SenSchumer and Democrats to work with @realDonaldTrump on a clean bill to bolster PPP funds.”
Rep. Kevin Hern (OK-01): “The Paycheck Protection Program is starting to work. We must protect our small businesses & workers, they’re the ones who will lead the way when our economy reopens!”
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03): “And with reports that the limit on PPP loans could be met by the end of today, we must act quickly to increase the funding.
That’s why I’m introducing legislation to expand this program so businesses have access to capital during their time of need.”
She played political games when people & businesses needed help. Shameful.
And now she has the audacity to tout her role in delaying relief aid. Despicable.
End the games, Madam Speaker.”
Rep. Clay Higgins (LA-03): “Speaker Pelosi, stop holding small businesses hostage. Expand the necessary funding now. American families are being injured by this delay.”
Rep. Clay Higgins (LA-03): PPP has been met with high demand since it launched last week. We should take immediate action to deliver the necessary financial relief to small businesses. Speaker Pelosi’s partisan delay only hurts American families.
Rep. French Hill (AR-02): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram is one of the most effective forms of economic relief for small businesses supporting their workers and our communities.
Yesterday, @SenateDems blocked that $250 billion in additional resources for our small businesses.”
Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23): “The Paycheck Protection Program helps small businesses keep folks on their payrolls. It helps families, small businesses and our economy. Yet, elected officials are playing politics with funding. PPP needs more funding.
Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06): “hey are taking “don’t let a crisis go to waste” to new levels. Stop holding out for tax$ for unrelated pet projects. Help our small businesses and workers and replenish the Paycheck Protection Program!
Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-AL): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram has been open just over a week. It’s helped more than 1,000,000 small businesses access more than $240B in forgivable loans through 4,600 lenders. Congress needs to act swiftly to invest an additional $250B in this bipartisan & effective program.”
Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04): “The Paycheck Protection Program has brought nearly $4 BILLION into La., saving thousands of small businesses and even more jobs. The PPP is working but Congress must act to help those businesses still waiting in line for help. I urge Dem leadership to stop blocking these funds.”
Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04): “#PPP is already saving Louisiana businesses & many others are waiting in line for loans. It’s unconscionable that the Democratic leadership would block additional funding just to fulfill their political agenda.
@SpeakerPelosi a national crisis is NOT the time to play politics.”
Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14): “Every dollar that goes out the door through the #PaycheckProtectionProgram is keeping workers employed, helping families stay afloat & sustaining our economy.
Preventing this program from running out of money isn’t a partisan issue & Americans can’t afford for us to make it one.”
Rep. John Joyce (PA-13): “It’s time for Congress to work together to deliver relief for American workers + small businesses. We simply can’t afford to waste time on Democrats’ political games. #InItTogether”
This is not the time for politics – it’s time for us to work together to help our nation weather this storm.”
Rep. Fred Keller (PA-12): “While small businesses need help & the successful Paycheck Protection Program might run out of money tomorrow, @SpeakerPelosi:
❌Congratulates Dems for blocking additional funding
❌Takes a victory lap on partisan behavior
Let’s stop the partisan games and help small businesses!”
Rep. Fred Keller (PA-12): “Small businesses employ nearly half of all Americans and the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program has helped many get by during the #COVID19 crisis. @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer need to stop playing partisan games and help us authorize more money for this in-demand program.”
Rep. Fred Keller (PA-12): “Small businesses employ around half of all Americans and they need help NOW! While the left continues to play partisan games with the future of American lives and livelihoods, Republicans are working to get relief to where it is needed!”
Rep. David Kustoff (TN-08): “More than 19,000 Tennessee businesses have received approved loans through the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer need to put their partisan agendas aside and pass additional funding for this program before it runs out. Our businesses are depending on it.”
Rep. David Kustoff (TN-08): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram is a lifeline for small businesses as they try to stay afloat. With over $200 billion of $350 billion in loans already processed, this program will likely run out by the end of this week. Congress must act now! Millions of jobs are on the line.”
Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05): “In Colorado, over 28,000 loans have been approved totaling over $5.8 billion dollars from the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. Pelosi and Schumer must quit their partisan games and deliver more funds to help save our small businesses and their employees.”
Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05): “Democrats should be ashamed that they continue blocking additional job-saving funding. We must pass a clean bill allocating more funds to the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. Last week alone, more than $200 billion was processed to protect over 15 million small business jobs.”
Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05): “Once again Democrats prefer to play politics with the #COVIDー19 response. We have small businesses that are depending on loans from the #PaycheckProtectionProgram, and we must ensure that they have the resources they need. We cannot afford more delays from Schumer and Pelosi.”
Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08): “The Paycheck Protection Program is helping small business owners and workers across the United States. We must continue to support this program and our small businesses throughout this crisis!”
Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03): “As of April 13th, 26,451 @SBAgov Paycheck Protection Program loans, totaling more than $4 billion, have been awarded to small businesses throughout Oklahoma- helping keep doors open and saving thousands of jobs.
With PPP funds running low, Congress MUST ACT!”
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23): “RT to tell Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to STOP blocking critical funding for small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program is about to run out of money—millions of jobs are hanging in the balance. Congress MUST ACT!”
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23): “Speaker Pelosi has said she is aware of ‘no data as to why we need’ more funding for Americans’ paychecks. Anyone paying attention knows differently.
Republicans will continue to seek a clean vote on funding for the job-saving Paycheck Protection Program.”
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23): “The Paycheck Protection Program has been so successful for America’s small businesses that it is projected to run out of money in a matter of DAYS. Millions more could lose their jobs and their livelihood.
Democrats don’t care.”
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23): “The Paycheck Protection Program—a successful lifeline for small businesses—is expected to run out of money as soon as next week.
This morning, Democrats blocked a one-page bill to simply add more money for it. Incomprehensible.”
Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10): “Small businesses are an important part of #NC10 communities, which is why it is disappointing Congressional Democrats continue to oppose a bill that would add crucial funding to the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. We must continue working to support American workers and families.”
Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10): “With another 6 million Americans filing for unemployment this week, the focus should be on providing immediate help to American workers and small businesses. Instead, Congressional Democrats have decided to again put partisanship above those in need.”
Rep. David McKinley (WV-01): “As of Monday, the SBA approved over 5,000 #PPP loans in West Virginia totaling $1.05 billion. We need to keep pushing for more funding in #PPP so small businesses can keep receiving this much-needed assistance.”
Rep. David McKinley (WV-01): “We need to be helping small businesses and not playing partisan games!”
Rep. Dan Meuser (PA-09): “(1/2) This morning, Senate Democrats blocked an effort to increase funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. @stevenmnuchin1 has said that supplemental funding is absolutely essential — Senate Democrats saying otherwise is not only damaging, it’s a dereliction of duty.
(2/2) Small businesses should know that Republicans will do everything possible to keep PPP funded and businesses functioning for the duration of this crisis.”
Rep. Carol Miller (WV-03): “Washington Democrats are once again playing political games and blocking crucial economic relief. There is no time for this.
17 million Americans have lost their jobs in the past three weeks. We need to act now!”
Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10): “With $2 billion in loans being processed every hour, time & funds are running out. It’s a shame Dems blocked additional #PaycheckProtectionProgram funding last week. We must act swiftly to help our small businesses since they can’t afford to wait for Washington to play politics.”
Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10): “While businesses struggle and workers lose their jobs the Dems play politics.
Who says it isn’t business as usual in DC? #PaycheckProtectionProgram”
Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10): “It is beyond disappointing to see Democrats in the Senate block vital additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Our small businesses desperately need this program so they can keep people employed. It’s time to stop the political games and start helping people.”
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02): “Over 50% of our nation’s economy is driven by small businesses. We are in the middle of a crisis and the Democrats just want to play politics with our livelihood.”
Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04): “The PPP was designed to keep businesses afloat throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and I will continue working to ensure these crucial providers can continue to care for those in need.”
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22):: “Looks like #LeaderSchumer & #SpeakerPelosi are OK w/ the #COVID19 killing thousands of US small businesses & millions of US jobs. The wildly popular #PPP in #CARES law runs out of money b/4 sunset tomorrow. @realDonaldTrump asked for $250B to go forward. Senate refused to vote.”
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22): “#COVID19 pandemic doesn’t care about whether you are a Democrat or Republican. Hurts ALL regardless of political party, ethnic group, income or where you worship. I’m outraged that #MinorityLeaderSchumer blocked $250B more to struggling families & business. #PeopleOverPolitics”
Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-04): “Senate Democrats blocked an increase in relief funding for small businesses and then had the nerve to call the vote for this needed relief a “political stunt”
Our small businesses are hurting and need our continued support. For Dems to block this funding is reprehensible.”
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram is keeping Americans employed & small businesses afloat during #COVID19.
The 💲for this successful program is running out fast & must be replenished.
#HouseDems must stop blocking funding for small-businesses & workers during this difficult time”
Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07): “South Carolina has received 14,273 loans through the Paycheck Protection Program totaling nearly $2.8 billion for small businesses in our state!
This is a prime example of why we need renewed funding for the program, but Democrats continue to play games and block the funding.”
Rep. Denver Riggleman (VA-05): “While the country suffers during #COVID19, @SpeakerPelosi and House Democrats are playing politics with Americans’ jobs and livelihoods. The #PaycheckProtectionProgram needs to be renewed before funds run out on Friday, this will keep small businesses open and Americans employed.”
Rep. Denver Riggleman (VA-05): “While jobless claims soar to their highest level in years, Democrats are playing politics with American lives. This morning Democrats blocked a $250 billion dollar expansion of the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. This program will save small businesses and American jobs.”
Rep. Phil Roe (TN-01): “#PaycheckProtectionProgram:
✅15 million+ jobs saved
✅800k loans approved
✅$200 billion+ in loans processed
🚨OUT of funding by the end of week. Democrats must stop blocking additional funding NOW.”
Rep. Phil Roe (TN-01): “The Democrats are literally holding American workers’ salaries hostage. 16 MILLION filed for unemployment in the last 3 weeks, but they think it’s an appropriate time to stall funding for businesses to re-hire employees. Shameful.”
Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03): “The PPP is absolutely essential for saving American jobs during this unprecedented crisis that has occurred at no fault of any American. Our economy was the strongest in history when hit by this invisible enemy.”
Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03): “The Paycheck Protection Plan has provided a safety net for our small businesses during these unprecedented times and I was extremely disappointed to see Senate Democrats block a unanimous consent request to provide standalone emergency funding for this critical program.”
Rep. John Rutherford (FL-04): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram is saving jobs & small businesses. While the PPP has already distributed over $200 billion, it’s quickly running out of funding. Congress must put partisanship aside & immediately replenish the PPP so all qualified businesses can receive assistance.”
Rep. John Rutherford (FL-04): “1 in 10 Americans are furloughed or lost their job – and the majority out of work were employed by small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program is keeping small businesses afloat and people in their jobs. Now is the time for bipartisanship, not partisan gamesmanship.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-01): “Reminder: Dems are still blocking relief for small biz as funding for the Payroll Protection Program runs out.
Enough games. Enough of them holding this program hostage to their unrelated far-left agenda.
Dems must agree to clean additional funding NOW.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-01): “Let’s be clear: Schumer & Pelosi are BLOCKING additional funding for the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program—a critical lifeline that’s WORKING for American workers & small biz—so they can once again play petty partisan games & push their unrelated far-left agenda.
Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-01): “The bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program is working for American workers & small biz.
– 1,000,000+ loans already approved
– $242B of $350B already used
The program needs more money ASAP.
Schumer & Pelosi—QUIT the petty partisan games. Stop blocking this critical lifeline NOW.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-01): “Let’s be clear about what’s going on:
Republicans are trying to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program before funds run out.
But Dems are holding the program hostage to their unrelated left-wing agenda.
RT to tell Dems to quit blocking relief for workers & small businesses.”
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram is working to support our small business owners and their workers. Now we must ensure there are enough resources available for these loans.”
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06): “.@SBAgov released new data on the success of the #PaycheckProtectionProgram. Congress must now move swiftly to approve additional resources for the #PPPloans as we move closer to the $350 billion cap.”
Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-11): “Small businesses need support right now and once again Sen. Schumer & Speaker Pelosi are playing partisan politics. We cannot allow their partisan wish list to cause this critical small business support to run out.”
Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08): “The Paycheck Protection Program is a critical lifeline for small biz owners and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is saving small biz every moment of the day, but it is running low on funds. Sadly, Senate Dems just blocked additional funding for this program.”
Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17): “The Paycheck Protection Program will run out of funds this Friday. Instead of funding a program they’ve already supported, DC Democrats are willing to exploit the suffering of American small business owners for political gain.
Speaker Pelosi, this isn’t a game. Time to act.”
Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17): “Senate Democrats are AGAIN blocking much-needed relief for our families and small businesses in an attempt to force more of their liberal agenda.
Americans will not forget this shameful display of partisanship during a time of crisis.”
Rep. Chris Stewart (UT-02): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram has saved over 15 million jobs by approving more than 1,000,000 loans. Small businesses and workers all across America are counting on this program. Congress needs to act now!”
Rep. William Timmons (SC-04): “#PaycheckProtectionProgram is a lifeline for small businesses and workers who have been hit hard by this crisis. It is clear we need to extend funding, yet today Senate Democrats blocked legislation for additional funding. The American people need paychecks, not political games.”
Rep. William Timmons (SC-04): “#PPP has provided $2.7 billion to more than 14,000 #smallbiz and non-profits in South Carolina. With money quickly running out, Democrats are holding up additional funding in exchange for political pet projects.”
Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03): “People are going to be laid off while they play politics. We need a clean bill to provide additional emergency small business loans and nothing more until we have a chance to see the impacts of resources in the other programs—which haven’t even been spent yet.”
Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06): “Several calls today with colleagues from both sides of the aisle about increasing funding for the #PaycheckProtectionProgram & securing additional PPE for front line workers. #MI06 #InItTogether”
Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02): “The PPP is lending $3 billion per hour and has helped so many businesses it is now at risk of running out of money, but Democrats are blocking emergency funding by adding items that have yet to even be implemented in the CARES Act…”
Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07): “We need to replenish this critical funding without delay to keep more small businesses afloat and workers on payroll. Our communities are counting on it.”
Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07): “So many small businesses are counting on the Paycheck Protection Program to meet payroll and keep workers employed. It’s a lifeline and demand is high. Blocking additional funding for partisan reasons is inexplicable.”
Rep. Greg Walden (OR-02): “The programs they want to add funding to are by no means running out of money, the one to keep our small businesses afloat is. That’s why they need to get out of the way and help us save jobs and get the economy ready to reopen.”
Rep. Mark Walker (NC-06): “Keeping American family-owned businesses open and paying their employees is not a bargaining chip for Democrats in Washington.
Small business owners are not hostages.
People are hurting and all some seem to care about is using their pain for a political agenda. It must end now!”
Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06): “$2 billion is being approved EVERY HOUR for our small businesses.
That means we have only 55 hours until #PaycheckProtectionProgram funding runs out.
Meanwhile, the House isn’t scheduled to come back to DC until 5/4.
Congress MUST get back to work to save our small businesses!”
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-02): “Small businesses around the country are already utilizing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Certain members must stop stalling & let Congress fulfill President Trump’s request for additional funding to help small businesses cover their bills & keep employees on the payroll.”
Small businesses need additional funds in the PPP now — there’s no time to waste on political games.”
Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25): “Texas has now approved 88,434 loans totaling $21.7 billion under the SBA’s #PaycheckProtectionProgram.
We need to keep pushing for more funding in the PPP so #TX25 small businesses can get the money they need to survive this crisis.”
Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01): “Over $71B has been disbursed from the $350B #PaycheckProtectionProgram in less than 1 wk. Applications continue to pour in from small biz across the US. We need to replenish the account. I will continue to work to pass a measure getting resources to those affected by COVID-19.”
Rep. Steve Womack (AR-03): “The #PaycheckProtectionProgram has been a lifeline for #smallbusinesses in #AR3 and across the US. With #PPP running out, it’s inexcusable that Chuck Schumer & Speaker Pelosi continue to block additional aid. American workers & businesses deserve action. Stop the political games.”
The longer Democrats continue to play politics with additional funding for the #PPP, the more American jobs they put at risk.”
Yesterday, Democrats blocked much-needed additional funding for this bipartisan program. Why? Petty politics.”