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July 15, 2020

Rep. Trone Announces Paycheck Protection Program Saved More Than 56,000 Jobs in Maryland’s Sixth District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

 

Rep. Trone Announces Paycheck Protection Program Saved More Than 56,000 Jobs in Maryland’s Sixth District

 

WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) saved more than 56,000 jobs at more than 12,000 small businesses and nonprofits in Maryland’s Sixth District during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A full list of MD-06 PPP recipients can be found here.

“As a former small business owner myself, I know how important it is to support the hardworking Americans employed by our small businesses,” said Congressman David Trone. “The Paycheck Protection Program provided much-needed assistance during this difficult time, allowing thousands of small businesses and nonprofits to keep their doors open. While PPP has been a lifeline for small businesses in my district and across the country, far too many have been shut out of this important program. The Senate must pass the HEROES Act to ensure that all business owners have access to this critical resource.”

Congressman Trone has been a strong advocate for expanding and protecting the Paycheck Protection Program. On May 15th, he voted in favor of the HEROES Act to strengthen PPP for minority and underserved communities.

On May 28th, he voted in favor of bipartisan legislation to expand PPP, making the loan program more forgivable and more accessible to small business owners across the country.

On July 1st, he voted to extend the deadline for PPP to August 8th.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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