McMorris Rodgers Statement on Voting in Support of COVID-19 Relief for Eastern Washington Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the following statement after voting in the House to pass a coronavirus relief package targeted at hospitals and small businesses. 

“COVID-19 is both a health and economic crisis, and this bill will help bring more resources for our hospitals and for expanded testing, while also adding funding for the Paycheck Protection Program to support small businesses and keep people employed,” said McMorris Rodgers. “Right now, businesses are struggling through no fault of their own, and until we reopen the economy, communities like mine in Eastern Washington need this support.” 

NOTE: Cathy also joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business today to talk about why this relief package is so important to small businesses. Watch her full interview here

This package includes: 

  • $75 billion for hospitals
  • $25 billion for increased testing capacity
  • $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
  • $60 billion for the Small Business Administration for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and small business grants

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