House Dems do nothing while Pelosi blocks small business funding CARES Act renewal

Sept. 28, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting vulnerable House Democrats who were only elected in 2018 for not doing more to push House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to renew the payroll protection program for small businesses in the CARES Act, which ran out of money on Aug. 8:

“Since labor markets bottomed in April after the Covid lockdowns, 13.8 million jobs have been recovered according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and one of the biggest reasons was because the Trump administration and Congress worked together on the CARES Act, that provided $525 billion to 5.2 million small businesses, which may have saved as many as 50 million jobs. But funds for this small business saving program ended on Aug. 8 as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked any renewal, while House Democrats have done nothing to persuade her to work with Senate Republicans to get an extension with 11 million jobs still on the sidelines. The only way the remainder of the jobs lost in the state-led pandemic lockdowns will be recovered is by providing support to safely reopen the economy and schools, something Nancy Pelosi will not allow to happen so long as she remains Speaker and those who elected her Speaker are directly responsible for this reckless course. House Democrats clearly oppose reopening the economy in this vital time, and they own  Pelosi’s policy of leaving the country shut down forever destroying the hopes and dreams of millions of working families.”

List of Democrats who won their seats in 2018:

Virginia’s 2nd: U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, unemployment rate 6.1% @RepElaineLuria
Virginia’s 7th: U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, unemployment rate 6.1% @RepSpanberger
Virginia’s 10th: U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, unemployment rate 6.1% @RepWexton
Florida’s 26th: U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, unemployment rate 7.4% @RepDMP
Florida’s 27th: U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, unemployment rate 7.4% @RepShalala
New Jersey’s 2nd: U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, unemployment rate 10.9% @CongressmanJVD
New Jersey’s 3rd: U.S. Rep. Andy Kim, unemployment rate 10.9% @RepAndyKimNJ
New Jersey’s 7th: U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski, unemployment rate 10.9% @RepMalinowski
New Jersey’s 11th: U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, unemployment rate 10.9% @RepSherrill
New York’s 11th: U.S. Rep. Max Rose, unemployment rate 12.5% @RepMaxRose
New York’s 22nd: U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, unemployment rate 12.5% @RepBrindisi
New York’s 19th: U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, unemployment rate 12.5% @repdelgado
Pennsylvania’s 5th: U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, unemployment rate 10.3% @RepMGS
Pennsylvania’s 6th: U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, unemployment rate 10.3% @RepHoulahan
Pennsylvania’s 7th: U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, unemployment rate 10.3% @RepSusanWild
Minnesota’s 2nd: U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, unemployment rate 7.4% @RepAngieCraig
Minnesota’s 3rd: U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, unemployment rate 7.4% @RepDeanPhillips
Kansas’ 3rd: U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, unemployment rate 6.9% @RepDavids
Colorado’s 6th: U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, unemployment rate 6.7% @RepJasonCrow
Texas’ 32nd: U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, unemployment rate 6.8% @RepColinAllred
Oklahoma’s 5th: U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, unemployment rate 5.7% @RepKendraHorn
Arizona’s 2nd: U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, unemployment rate 5.9% @RepKirkpatrick
Iowa’s 1st: U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, unemployment rate 6.0% @RepFinkenauer
Iowa’s 3rd: U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, unemployment rate 6.0% @RepCindyAxne
Illinois’ 14th: U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, unemployment rate 11.0% @RepUnderwood
Illinois’ 6: U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, unemployment rate 11.0% @RepCasten
Georgia’s 6th: U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, unemployment rate 5.6% @RepLucyMcBath
Maine’s 2nd: U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, unemployment rate 6.9% @RepGolden
Pennsylvania’s 17: U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, unemployment rate 10.3% @RepConorLamb
South Carolina’s 1st: U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, unemployment rate 6.3% @RepCunningham
Michigan’s 8th: U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, unemployment rate 8.7% @RepSlotkin
Michigan’s 11th: U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, unemployment rate 8.7% @RepHaleyStevens
New Mexico’s 2nd: U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, unemployment rate 11.3% @RepTorresSmall
California’s 10th: U.S. Rep. Josh Harder, unemployment rate 11.4% @RepJoshHarder
California’s 39th: U.S. Rep. Gil Cisneros, unemployment rate 11.4% @RepGilCisneros
California’s 45th: U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, unemployment rate 11.4% @RepKatiePorter
California’s 49th: U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, unemployment rate 11.4% @RepMikeLevin
California’s 48th: U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda, unemployment rate 11.4% @RepHarley
Washington’s 8th: U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, unemployment rate 8.5% @RepKimSchrier
Utah’s 4th: U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams, unemployment rate 4.1% @RepBenMcAdams

Source: https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

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