Memorial Day Weekend
As we head into a Memorial Day weekend that is unlike any other in recent memory, it’s important that we remember the sacrifices that so many heroic men and women have made for our country. Throughout American history, the bravery displayed time and time again by our servicemembers has preserved our freedom. May the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice always live on in hearts.
President Trump Visits Michigan
This week, President Trump came to the Rawsonville Ford Plant to support our dedicated front line workers in the fight against COVID-19. Like many Michigan manufacturers, Ford has stepped up by retooling to produce ventilators and other equipment experiencing unprecedented demand. Along with the help from the private sector, Michigan has received unprecedented funding, and support procuring supplies from the federal government.
Through federal and private sector collaboration, Michigan has received:
Economic Impact Payments
So far, over 4 million Michiganders have received a total of over $7 billion.
If you have not received a payment, and believe you’re eligible, the IRS has established a hotline to help provide additional assistance for taxpayers with questions about their Economic Impact Payments. That number is 800-919-9835.
If you have unusual circumstances, which may have caused an error in processing the payment, or if you have received notice from the IRS on the website or in a letter that you should have received payment, or if a deceased relative has received payment, please call my office at 517-780-9075.
Paycheck Protection Program
More than 114,000 small businesses in Michigan have received economic relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including many places in our community.
The Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury have recently released the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and instructions.
SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities.
Click here to view the application and instructions. As always, please reach out to my Jackson District Office at 517-780-9075, if you are having issues with the application.
Rejecting Partisan Games
Late last week, I voted against Speaker Pelosi’s 1,800-page spending bill with a $3 trillion price tag, which was only introduced a few days prior to the vote. Up to this point, the House-passed Coronavirus response legislation has been overwhelmingly bipartisan in nature. H.R. 6800 is far from it.