Yesterday, the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ran out of funds to aid small businesses in making payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Democrats shot down a unanimous consent vote to replenish money for the program, leaving the fund to deplete the day before most small businesses must complete payroll to make a Friday payday.
During his Thursday night coronavirus town hall, Senator Gary Peters demanded that Congress appropriate additional funding for the PPP. This comes after he voted against the funding 7 days earlier. Peters also voted against the CARES Act twice earlier last month, a bill that provided funding for various sectors of Michigan during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Senator Peters can call for Congress to appropriate all the funds in the world, but the fact of the matter is that he voted against this aid when Michigan small businesses needed it the most,” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Now Michigan small businesses, their employees, and families are forced to suffer, all so Gary Peters could remain in lockstep with Chuck Schumer and his liberal agenda. Actions speak louder than words, Gary.”