Congress must pass legislation to help small businesses and workers financially.
HR 266 , Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act provides $383.4 billion to small businesses and workers financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic, including by providing for an additional $310 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses and nonprofits under the Paycheck Protection Program.
It provides $50 billion for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which is expected to support $350 billion in emergency loans, as well as another $10 billion for associated disaster grants.
It also provides an additional $75 billion to reimburse hospitals and other health care providers for costs associated with the pandemic, as well as $25 billion to support national testing to help identify the extent of infections in order to better contain the virus and mitigate its spread until a vaccine is developed.
Health experts have called for widespread testing so states can responsibly lift business restrictions and "reopen" the U.S. economy without causing a second wave of infections.
Please contact your representatives in Congress and urge them to take action.
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