Advocate for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Urges All U.S. Senators to Vote for Targeted Recovery and Relief Package Next Week

By at 14 October, 2020, 11:23 am


For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – In response to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that the Senate will move on a targeted COVID-19 package on October 19 – including vital small business relief and support – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement:

“Small business owners and their workers are very pleased that Senator McConnell is pushing again to bring relief and support to Main Street businesses and small firms of all types that are hanging by a thread in the COVID-19 economy. SBE Council strongly supports the bill that will be voted on next week, and we urge all U.S. Senators to vote for this package. It will re-open the PPP loan pipeline and make smart improvements that align with the current needs of small businesses as they prepare for the next few months ahead, which will be make or break for many.

“The bill will help save thousands of small businesses and the countless jobs that are critical to local economies throughout the United States. In most local communities, small businesses provide the bulk of jobs, goods and services, and tax revenues that local governments need to function. Our nation’s economy and thousands of local economies cannot afford to watch Main Street crumble. Members of Congress cannot allow that to happen. Moreover, the Senate package includes needed resources for hospitals, schools, testing, the unemployed and other economic support.

Yes, ‘something’ is better than ‘nothing’ during this COVID-19 crisis. Just ask the families and small businesses suffering through it. Every bit of support will ease the daily grind that small business owners and families face during this very challenging period of time.”

CONTACT: Karen Kerrigan,

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 for additional information. Twitter: @SBECouncil

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