Press Release
| NRSC Communications

Senate Majority Takes Action To Benefit Constituents

Washington, D.C. –  While Democrats have allowed critical small business relief to run dry, the Senate Majority continues to work day in and day out to ensure their communities get the critical resources they need. As members of the President’s Economic Recovery Task Force, Republican senators are leading the way toward substantive solutions to reopen the economy and provide resources while Democrats continue to pander to their extreme base.

Senator Martha McSally concluded her 15 Days of Giving campaign raising funds for the Salvation Army of Arizona by volunteering at the distribution center. She also welcomed 100,000 ventilators from the national stockpile being sent to Arizona.

Senator Cory Gardner held a tele-townhall with Governor Jared Polis to help keep Coloradans informed about the federal and state governments’ efforts to fight the Coronavirus and help families in need. Gardner also continues to work around the clock to secure critical supplies for Colorado, including 100,000 more masks from Lowes and tens of thousands of tests from South Korea.

Senator Steve Daines brought lunch for members of the Montana National Guard working at the Bozeman International Airport. Daines told KBZK that he is “just grateful for these men and women today who keep us safe… This is just a small way to say thank you, appreciate them for their service and appreciate them and helping out in this time of need.

Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler announced $411 million for Georgia airports. Perdue told FOX 5 Atlanta that this funding is essential to protecting jobs in Georgia: “The CARES Act funding, in addition to targeted assistance for domestic airlines, will help shore up this strategic industry and save thousands of quality jobs.”

Senator Thom Tillis held his 23rd tele-townhall on the Coronavirus to ensure North Carolinians know exactly how to access the federal resources available to them. Tillis also announced $378 million for North Carolina universities and colleges and $919 million for North Carolina health centers.

Senator Susan Collins continues to lead the effort to protect small business jobs across the country and in Maine. She announced more than $2 billion in loans for Maine small businesses that have been approved through the Paycheck Protection Program, which she authored. Thanks to her leadership, Mainers working at small businesses will continue to receive paychecks.

Senator Joni Ernst continues to look out for Iowans impacted by the Coronavirus. CBS 2 reported that Ernst urged the Department of Agriculture to support and offer relief to Iowa dairy farmers.