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Be an Original Co-Sponsor of the Pandemic Anti-Monopoly Act

April 29, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic triggered an economic crisis that has hit small businesses especially hard, making them potential targets of large corporations seeking to increase their power through predatory mergers. Reports suggest that

private equity is planning to jump at the cheap opportunities;
big tech has moved to snatch up struggling start-ups; and
Rite Aid is looking to scoop up smaller pharmacies and PBMs. Although antitrust agencies are tasked with defending open and fair markets by stopping anti-competitive mergers, their inability to aggressively take on concentration before the crisis began
has further limited the federal government’s ability to respond effectively to the pandemic. For example, a

series of mergers in the medical device industry hampered the federal government’s efforts to expand production of ventilators, leaving the country short-handed for weeks.

DEADLINE Extended Co-Sign Bi-Partisan Letter to SBA Director — PPP Access for Rural Small Businesses

April 29, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to Honorable Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), asking for improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so that it lives up to its potential without further setbacks.
In this letter, we will urge the SBA to;

Victory Over Virus: Cosponsor the Victory Bonds Act of 2020

April 29, 2020

Please join us in cosponsoring the Victory Bonds Act of 2020.

Ensure Those Without Internet Access Can Receive Their Economic Impact Payments

April 29, 2020

We invite you to join our letter urging the Department of the Treasury to ensure that Americans without internet access – including low-income individuals and those that live in rural areas – are able to receive their CARES Act Economic Impact Payments as
soon as possible

Cosponsor H.R. 6324: The Too Small to Fail Act

April 29, 2020

As small businesses and non-profits face serious economic challenges from the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, please join me in supporting a bill to address the urgent needs of main street small businesses.

LAST CALL Bipartisan Letter Requesting EIDL Application Status Updates from SBA

April 28, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to the Honorable Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), asking for the SBA to provide application status updates to struggling small businesses across the country that are seeking
information about their EIDL applications.

Ensure Those Without Internet Access Can Receive Their Economic Impact Payments

April 28, 2020

We invite you to join our letter urging the Department of the Treasury to ensure that Americans without internet access – including low-income individuals and those that live in rural areas – are able to receive their CARES Act Economic Impact Payments as
soon as possible