WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) joins House Republicans to call for an immediate extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, which would provide critical relief for small businesses who desperately need it.
House Democrats have blocked more than 40 attempts by House Republicans to deliver much needed aid to American small businesses and workers.
“Our small businesses are on the brink of shutting their doors forever. In fact, some of them have already made that difficult decision. The best thing we could do right now to save small businesses is release the $138 billion that we previously approved for the Paycheck Protection Program that expired in August," said Congressman Rogers. "We know additional relief will be necessary, but let’s get this money out the door. There is nothing controversial about releasing funding that is readily available to make sure these employers can keep paying their workers.”
Speaker Pelosi has refused to consider the legislation, H.R. 8265, for a vote and House Democrats have refused to sign a discharge petition that would allow the legislation to receive a simple vote on the floor.