Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked additional funding for American small businesses.
“As the nation continues to fight this Coronavirus, Congress needs to show a united front,” Said Burgess. “By blocking additional funding, Senate Democrats have hurt American small businesses.
“Last week, over six million Americans filed for unemployment. It is disgraceful that Democrats have decided to put their partisan agenda before helping small businesses and their employees.
“The package put forward by Senate Majority Leader McConnell was designed to strengthen the Paycheck Protection Program. We must ensure this program remains available for our small business to maintain their payrolls to provide financial protection for their employees during this crisis.
“In the coming days and weeks, I hope my fellow members of Congress will cease playing partisan politics with our economy and focus on defeating this invisible enemy.”