I’m grateful to be here in Washington DC with my colleagues to vote for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.  

This is an unprecedented time in our nation’s history and many of our small businesses across the country are experiencing unimaginable losses due to no fault of their own. 

Small businesses are the backbone of the Utah economy. As a matter of fact, they make up 90% of the businesses in my district. As a former small business owner, I have a soft spot in my heart for these courageous entrepreneurs who make constant sacrifices in order to grow our businesses and our economy. 

Ultimately, when this is all over I don’t believe it will be the government who saves us, I believe it will be our small businesses. 

This morning I attended the House Committee on Small Business hearing and spoke about the following:

The recently passed CARES Act pumped billions of dollars into Utah’s economy and small businesses giving over 21,000 Utah businesses with under 500 employees critical help at an important time. 

Despite this, businesses throughout my community need more help, and now. This bill we will vote on later today is critical to delivering resources to the parts of the county and economy that are currently on life support. 

Click here to watch my full remarks.

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