April 16, 2020


The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding reaching its statutory limit.

“Today’s tragic and staggering unemployment figures underscore the dire need for bridge funding to keep more Americans on the job and more businesses afloat during the coronavirus economic crisis.There is absolutely no excuse for failing to get these funds approved immediately. American small businesses, self-employed workers, and independent contractors need and expect the type of bipartisan cooperation that led to the CARES Act to solve this immediate crisis.”

Please note the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent letters to Congress on April 7 and April 10 urging action on shoring up CARES Act funding programs.