Advocate for Small Businesses Implores the U.S. Senate to Act on CARES Act

By at 22 March, 2020, 9:06 pm

“Step up or step aside.”


For Immediate Relief

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the failure of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to move forward in the United States Senate:

“Millions of Americans are losing their jobs at small businesses across the country. Countless small businesses will not make it through the coming week let alone the duration of the crisis, They desperately need capital and support. This is not the time for ‘the world’s greatest deliberative body’ to be squabbling and impeding the relief and support their fellow citizens need. Speed is paramount. Every hour of every day matters to small business owners who are on the brink of closing their doors. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are making heroic sacrifices to save jobs and their businesses. They rarely ask Washington for anything except to run their businesses without undue government interference. But now, they need a lifeline. What a tragedy it would be if the egos and politics of the U.S. Senate sink our country into economic chaos. It’s time for every member of the Senate – and the House – to step up or step aside.”

Read SBE Council’s CARES Act support letter here, which was sent to all U.S. Senators.


Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council president & CEO

SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit @SBECouncil

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