Rep. Adams on Passage of $484 Billion Emergency Interim Aid Bill

Alma Adams
Rep. Alma Adams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, April 23, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) voted in favor of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Her statement on the package is below:

“This bill represents a positive step forward, but there is still so much more to be done,” said Rep. Adams. “Democrats stood up to make sure that this legislation focused on the businesses that are too small to fail, including the Mom & Pop shops, the coffeehouses, the neighborhood restaurants, and the barber shops and beauty parlors. I fought for the inclusion of an additional $60 billion for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program for smaller financial institutions, as well as $30 billion for Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), community lenders, and credit unions. This is exactly what minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, non-profits, and microbusinesses need – and what was missing in the original CARES Act.”

“Finally, this bill includes funding for our hospitals and increased testing, because we can’t win the fight against this pandemic without the resources to support our health care heroes on the front lines,” continued Adams. “Our decision to reopen should be based on science and data, so I’m proud to vote in favor of the resources we need to collect that data and provide care to patients.”

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