LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) held a virtual press conference with members of the Nevada press to provide an update on the latest interim COVID-19 spending package that passed the Senate on Tuesday and its impact on Nevada small businesses and hospitals, as well as actions she’s taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Yesterday, the Senate passed an interim spending package providing additional funding for critical programs to support Nevada’s hospitals as well as small businesses experiencing economic hardship,” said Senator Rosen. “This bipartisan agreement will provide much-needed additional funding to the Small Business Administration’s vital relief programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), however, there is still work to be done.”
“In the Senate, I’m helping lead the fight to reverse the Small Business Administration’s rule that denies small gaming operators access to the PPP program, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Nevada workers,” Senator Rosen continued. “We must also ensure that additional state, local, and tribal government funding as well expansions for health care coverage are included in the next coronavirus funding bill. I will continue working in concert with our Governor, federal delegation, local business leaders, public health officials, as well as the SBA, to protect the public health and get Nevada’s economy back on track.”
BACKGROUND: Last week, Senator Rosen was appointed to serve on a bipartisan White House task force, comprised of Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, with the purpose of providing counsel to the President on the re-opening of America in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Rosen’s office is working around-the-clock to ensure Nevadans stay up to date on the latest news regarding the coronavirus, and has a list of resources to assist Nevadans available on her website in English and in Spanish along with an online resource portal to assist small businesses in Nevada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small businesses that are experiencing difficulties navigating federal assistance can send their inquiries and questions to SmallBusiness@Rosen.Senate.gov, and a team of dedicated professionals will respond to provide assistance.