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Walberg Supports Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses and Families

December 21, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for a bipartisan Coronavirus relief package that provides targeted relief to Michigan workers, small businesses, and families. The legislation repurposes over $560 billion in unspent CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program funding to reduce the overall cost to taxpayers. It passed the House by a 359-53 vote and now awaits approval in the Senate before heading to President Trump’s desk.

“With the recent approval of two vaccines and a COVID relief deal in hand, we are ending this incredibly trying year on a hopeful note,” said Walberg. “It is unfortunate that Speaker Pelosi blocked this latest targeted relief for months on end. Too many small businesses are on the brink of closing up shop, and a critical cornerstone of this bill is extending the Paycheck Protection Program to help keep them open and workers on the job. This bipartisan legislation also includes resources to assist struggling Americans, safely re-open schools, and support our health care system and vaccine distribution efforts. While today’s bill is not perfect, Michigan families in the midst of hard times cannot wait until the new year for relief.”