Walorski_officialU.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) this week signed a discharge petition to bring legislation renewing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to the House floor for a vote.

“The Paycheck Protection Program has been a vital lifeline to help Main Street keep the lights on and save jobs,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “There is bipartisan support for renewing PPP so small businesses and nonprofits can continue to rebuild our economy. The only reason that hasn’t happened yet is because Speaker Pelosi is putting politics ahead of the American people. I signed this discharge petition because it’s clear Congress must take action now to provide commonsense, targeted coronavirus relief.”

The bill includes a provision Walorski authored to improve access to forgivable loans for nonprofit organizations serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“The legislation also includes a measure I authored after learning LOGAN Center, a nonprofit in South Bend serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was unable to access PPP funding due to certain eligibility criteria,” Walorski said. “My provision will ensure essential providers that have been affected by the coronavirus crisis can get the funding they need to continue serving our communities.”