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Democrats Break with Pelosi, Demand Funding for Small Businesses

Dems revolt agaisnt speaker for standing in the way of refunding PPP

 on 18th April 2020 @ 2.00pm
the loss of funding ignited outrage from congressional gop leaders © press
The loss of funding ignited outrage from congressional GOP leaders

Fifteen House Democrats have pushed back against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's refusal to replenish the small business relief fund, which would help small businesses facing financial ruin in the face of the coronavirus.

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business relief fund, or the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), ran out of money on Thursday.

The loss of funding ignited outrage from congressional GOP leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.)

The $350 billion programs have halted applications from struggling businesses.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) called to replenish the fund “ASAP.”

speaker pelosi is maintaining her objection to a clean refunding  causing many house democrats to break ranks © press
Speaker Pelosi is maintaining her objection to a clean refunding, causing many House Democrats to break ranks

But Speaker Pelosi is maintaining her objection to a clean refunding, causing many House Democrats to break ranks calling for an immediate refunding of the PPP.

Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) said:

“The @SBAgov ’s Paycheck Protection Program has just run out of money, leaving business owners who are trying to pay their employees stranded. We need to fund the PPP and other SBA programs — there are small businesses counting on our support.”

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) said:

“Congress must immediately replenish funds for the Paycheck Protection Program. Millions of small businesses are counting on this program to cover expenses and pay their workers. We have to get this right.”

Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK) said:

“We cannot treat relief for small businesses like a political football. I’m calling on both parties to come together to fund PPP.”

the loss of funding ignited outrage from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and house republican leader kevin mccarthy © press
The loss of funding ignited outrage from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) said:

“Congress must act quickly to replenish SBA funds for small business relief. I’m hearing despair from businesses of all sizes, and many mom and pop shops are on the verge of shutting down."

McConnell proposed an interim relief measure last week to allocate an additional $250 billion to the protection program (PPP).

But Democrats blocked the measure last week.

McCarthy blasted Pelosi’s refusal to past refunding of the small business relief fund, even in the light of the government announcing five million Americans more became unemployed because of the coronavirus.

But while Pelosi stands in the way of helping Americans recover from financial ruin, the House Speaker highlighted far-left talking points while accusing President Donald Trump of dismantling infrastructure and destroying the economy.

In the letter, Pelosi said the Easter Weekend provided her with time for “deeper prayer and reflection.”

The speaker asserted that Democrats should acknowledge "truths" on the coronavirus.

“We will overcome this moment, but success requires one fundamental from which all actions will follow: we need the truth," she said.

[RELATED]  Trump Calls For Nancy Pelosi To Be 'Immediately Impeached' For 'Treason'

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