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LAMB STATEMENT FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND HEALTH CARE ENHANCEMENT ACT

April 23, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement after passage of H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers and COVID-19 testing:

“This bipartisan bill addresses three of our top priorities, with more money for small business owners and employees, hospitals and testing.  Too many small businesses in my district lost out on this funding during the first round, and the additional money will help.  But we also need to make sure the program is working the way it’s supposed to, as a lifeline for small businesses that would otherwise close because of this crisis — not as a giveaway to larger companies that don’t need it.

“I continue to believe that Congress should stay in session to hold hearings so we can pass additional bipartisan legislation to respond to these kinds of problems in real time, hold administration officials accountable, and make sure that we are getting money as quickly as possible to those who need it most.”

H.R. 266 passed the House 388-5 with 1 Member voting Present.  For the latest updates on resources and information on the Coronavirus public health crisis, please visit lamb.house.gov

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