Congressman Fred Keller calls for immediate small business relief

December 11, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today on the steps of the Capitol, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise, Conference Chair Liz Cheney, and other House Republicans for a press conference on the need to immediately extend the Paycheck Protection Program and deliver much needed relief to America’s small business, workers, and hardest hit industries. 

The Paycheck Protection Program expired 124 days ago, yet Speaker Pelosi has yet to take legislative action to reopen this highly effective program, which has served as a lifeline for thousands of small businesses nationwide. In Pennsylvania, more than 73,000 small businesses received PPP loans totaling over $20.7 billion in forgivable loans that helped them keep workers employed. 

In a video immediately after the press conference, Congressman Keller called on Speaker Pelosi to put partisan politics aside and join House Republicans’ effort to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program and deliver the remaining $138 billion in relief to those who need it the most.

 

Here a few excerpts from Congressman Keller’s video:

H.R. 8265 would provide relief to small businesses and the people who work for them.

Speaker Pelosi has admitted that, for political purposes, she’s held up relief negotiations, and she’s done so more than 40 times.

It’s time to end the [political] games; it’s time to get to work. Let’s get this bill done, and let’s get relief to the people who need it most.