House Dems do nothing while Pelosi blocks small business funding CARES Act renewal

September 28, 2020 - 1:50 pm

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting House Democrats who were elected in 2018 for not doing more to push House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to renew the payroll protection program for small businesses in the CARES Act, which ran out of money on Aug. 8:

“Since labor markets bottomed in April after the Covid lockdowns, 13.8 million jobs have been recovered according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and one of the biggest reasons was because the Trump administration and Congress worked together on the CARES Act, that provided $525 billion to 5.2 million small businesses, which may have saved as many as 50 million jobs. But funds for this small business saving program ended on Aug. 8 as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked any renewal, while House Democrats have done nothing to persuade her to work with Senate Republicans to get an extension with 11 million jobs still on the sidelines. The only way the remainder of the jobs lost in the state-led pandemic lockdowns will be recovered is by providing support to safely reopen the economy and schools, something Nancy Pelosi will not allow to happen so long as she remains Speaker and those who elected her Speaker are directly responsible for this reckless course. House Democrats clearly oppose reopening the economy in this vital time, and they own  Pelosi’s policy of leaving the country shut down forever destroying the hopes and dreams of millions of working families.”

List of Democrats who won their seats in 2018:

    California's 10th: U.S. Rep. Josh Harder
    California's 39th: U.S. Rep. Gil Cisneros
    California's 45th: U.S. Rep. Katie Porter
    California's 49th: U.S. Rep. Mike Levin
    California's 48th: U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda
    Virginia's 2nd: U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria
    Virginia's 7th: U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger
    Virginia's 10th: U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton
    Florida's 26th: U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
    Florida's 27th: U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala
    New Jersey's 2nd: U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew
    New Jersey's 3rd: U.S. Rep.ic Andy Kim
    New Jersey's 7th: U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski
    New Jersey's 11th: U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill
    New York's 11th: U.S. Rep. Max Rose
    New York's 22nd: U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi
    New York's 19th: U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado
    Pennsylvania's 5th: U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
    Pennsylvania's 6th: U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
    Pennsylvania's 7th: U.S. Rep. Susan Wild
    Minnesota's 2nd: U.S. Rep. Angie Craig
    Minnesota's 3rd: U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips
    Kansas' 3rd: U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids
    Colorado's 6th: U.S. Rep. Jason Crow
    Texas' 32nd: U.S. Rep. Colin Allred
    Oklahoma's 5th: U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn
    Arizona's 2nd: U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
    Iowa's 1st: U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer
    Iowa's 3rd: U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne
    Illinois' 14th: U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood
    Illinois' 6: U.S. Rep. Sean Casten
    Georgia's 6th: U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath
     Maine's 2nd: U.S. Rep. Jared Golden
    Pennsylvania's 17: U.S. Rep. Connor Lamb
    South Carolina's 1st: U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham
    Michigan's 8th: U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin
    Michigan's 11th: U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens
    New Mexico's 2nd: U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
    Washington's 8th: U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier
    Utah's 4th: U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams

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