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Helping Small Business Come Back Better and Stronger

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Congress needs to champion small businesses more than ever before. Millions of hard-working men and women put their heart and soul — and often their life savings — into these businesses. COVID-19 has created even more challenges for these hometown heroes, and it is up to Congress to create an environment that helps them come out of this pandemic stronger than before.

Curtis, Roy Urge Treasury Department to Maximize Small Business Relief

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Today, Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Chip Roy (R-TX) sent a letter regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to the US Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, advocating for small businesses back home that are in desperate need of common-sense relief.   In the letter, the Congressmen urge the Treasury Department to reconsider the recent decision to…

Curtis Introduces "Leave Local Government Alone Act" to Safeguard COVID Relief Funds

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Representative John Curtis (R-UT) introduced H.R. 8090, the Leave Local Government Alone Act. The legislation will ensure that once CARES Act funds are disturbed that they cannot be taken away from a local government, unless that local government improperly spends the funds. “Many local governments have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and certainty is vital to…

Curtis Welcomes SBA Administrator Carranza to Utah

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Provo, UT—Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) released the following statement welcoming Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration to Utah. Administrator Carranza toured several businesses who have received loans through the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program.  “I welcome Administrator Carranza to our great state and thank her…

Curtis, Joyce Introduce RICH Act to Block Unemployment Benefits for Millionaires

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Today, Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) and Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA) introduced the Returning Inappropriate Cash Handouts (RICH) Act, which prohibits certain individuals from receiving temporary federal unemployment benefits authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation specifically bars individuals with an income this year that exceeds $1 million from accessing…

Curtis Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Industries Hurt by Pandemic

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Today, Representatives John Curtis (R-UT), Susan Wild (D-PA), Chip Roy (R-TX), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), and Dan Meuser (R-PA) released the following statements following the introduction of their new bipartisan bill to amend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s (CARES Act) PPP helped deliver important tools to temporarily…

Curtis: Utahns Need Access to Child Care, Not Additional Red Tape

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Today, Representative John Curtis (R-UT), released the following statement advocating for H.R. 7778, the Expanding Child Care Access Grants Act, which would provide funds for businesses to establish child-care programs or partner with existing providers to offer child care for their employees. The Congressman does not support the two child care bills on the House floor today…

How another round of the Paycheck Protection Program will help Utahs economy

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By: John Curtis Utah consistently tops the lists of best places in the United States to start a business and to raise a family. That’s no coincidence: we are resilient, resourceful, philanthropic and deeply embedded in our communities. This…