Adrienne Vallejo Foster to Congress: STOP HOLDING SMALL BUSINESSES HOSTAGE


ROELAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2020) – Adrienne Vallejo Foster, Conservative Republican candidate for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, calls on Congress to act now and pass a clean funding bill to fill the coffers of the Paycheck Protection Program. Foster released the following statement. 

“The CARES Act was designed to help hard working Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. An extremely important part of the CARES Act is the Paycheck Protection Program which is aimed to prevent long term, irreversible damage to small businesses. This is a critical program that provides forgiveness-eligible, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to small businesses who need them now more than ever.

“As of this morning, the $350 billion that was appropriated to help small businesses and prevent further economic turmoil has been exhausted. Rather than putting the well-being of hard working Americans first, the Democrats in Congress, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are holding small businesses hostage. By blocking Republican efforts to provide the critical funding desperately needed by small businesses.

“As a former SBA Regional Director, I have been working with hundreds of Kansas small business owners to help these hard working Americans access the funds they need to survive this temporary economic hardship. Americans deserve better than the unforgivable partisanship actions displayed by Democrats. They are holding up funding to advance their radical agenda. Small businesses and hard working Americans don’t have the time for petty political games. They need help and they need it NOW!

"Just this morning U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza called on Congress to approve more money for the Paycheck Protection Program. I call on my opponent Congresswoman Sharice Davids to – for once – put partisanship aside and help those in Kansas hurting. Davids was elected by Kansans who trusted her to be their voice and put their needs above partisan politics. And it is time that she does just that - put Kansans above Pelosi and call for Congress to pass a clean funding bill for the Paycheck Protection Program.”