U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement after voting to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for small businesses, provide critical resources to hospitals, and expand COVID-19 testing:
“After weeks of unnecessary delay, critical funding to fight coronavirus and save Main Street jobs is now its way to the president’s desk. It’s shameful that Speaker Pelosi blocked additional Paycheck Protection Program funding for two weeks, wasting precious time our small businesses don’t have and putting countless American jobs in jeopardy.
“Thankfully we’ve overcome this partisan gridlock, and these resources will soon be going where they’re needed most – to help small businesses make payroll and keep the lights on, to support hospitals on the front lines of this fight, and to expand testing so we can be ready to safely restart our economy soon.
“These are challenging times, but by working together we are going to defeat this invisible enemy, and we’ll be even stronger when this crisis is over.”