Press Release
| Joanna Rodriguez

Mark Kelly Gives Schumer A Pass For Holding Small Biz Aid Hostage

Mark Kelly is under fire today for giving Chuck Schumer and his Party leaders a pass as they hold small business relief hostage during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Payroll Protection Program ran out of funds last week, and Washington Democrats have refused to replenish the fund – leaving small businesses unable to continue receiving aid.

“Mark Kelly had multiple chances to hold his Party accountable as they held up critical small business aid, but instead he’s given his Party boss Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats a pass,” said NRSC spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez. “Putting party loyalty ahead small businesses relief during this crisis is shameful, and proves Arizonans can’t count on Kelly to fight for what they really need.” 

From Real Clear Politics:

“Meanwhile, Democratic leaders in Washington, D.C., have been  holding up hundreds of billions in federal funds intended to rescue the same kind of restaurants, stores, breweries and other small businesses across the country. A $350 billion loan program, part of the CARES Act, was paused last Thursday after quickly burning through all of its money. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have been facing heat over the last week for their role in the stalemate.

“Stalling legislation to get more of what you want is part of normal Washington sausage-making. But during a pandemic with the economy cratering, two days can make or break companies, advocates warn.”

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