Reps discuss new extension bill
April 15, 2020
U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Derek Kilmer, both of Washington, will introduce the Paycheck Protection Program Extension bill, designed to extend relief dollars for small businesses. Friday the two legislators talked by phone about the bill and its provisions.
“The public health part of this crisis suggests the eight weeks of payroll [relief] may not be long enough to sustain most small businesses until normal operations can resume,” Herrera Beutler said. “So in order to address those concerns, we will be introducing the Paycheck Protection Program [PPP] Extension Act. Our goal is to expand the existing paycheck protection program to ensure that every qualified small business...