June 2020

Date Title
6/15/20 Cardin, Portman, Booker & Lankford Issue Statement on Administration’s Updated Rules on PPP Eligibility for Justice-Involved Entrepreneurs
6/12/20 Cardin Statement on Trump Administration’s Lack of Transparency in PPP Implementation
6/10/20 Cardin Opening Statement During Small Business Committee Hearing on Implementation of COVID-19 Small Business Relief
6/10/20 Cardin, Coons & Shaheen Announce Legislation to Get Capital to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19
6/4/20 Cardin, Portman, Lankford, Booker Introduce Paycheck Protection Program Second Chance Act to Ensure SBA Does Not Penalize Small Business Owners with Previous Criminal Records During Coronavirus Pandemic
6/4/20 Cardin Floor Remarks on Status of COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs

May 2020

Date Title
5/29/20 Cardin Lauds Addition of Two Women’s Business Centers in Maryland
5/26/20 Cardin, Schumer Shaheen, and Murray Call On Trump Admin to Stop Targeting Critical Health Care Providers Based on Political Ideology & Implement CARES Act Loan Programs as Congress Intended
5/10/20 Cardin, Booker Release Plan to Prevent Underserved & Underbanked Small Businesses from Falling Further Behind During the COVID-19 Economic Crisis
5/9/20 Cardin Statement on IG Recommendation that SBA Issue Guidance to Prioritize Underserved Borrowers in Small Business Loan Program
5/9/20 Cardin, Schumer & Shaheen Call On SBA To Reverse Policy That Limits Economic Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) Loans To $150k
5/6/20 Cardin Continues Push for Increased Transparency in Federal Small Business Relief Programs
5/5/20 Cardin, Shaheen, Schumer Move to Pass Legislation to Increase Transparency & Accountability of COVID-19 Small Business Relief Efforts

April 2020

Date Title
4/30/20 Cardin, Portman Urge SBA Not to Penalize Small Business Owners with Previous Criminal Records During Coronavirus Pandemic
4/29/20 Rubio, Cardin Lead Bipartisan Letter to Treasury & SBA on an Administrative Fix to 7(a) Loan Program Authorization
4/28/20 Cardin, Senate Democratic Leaders Urge Senate Republicans to Make Oversight of COVID-19 Relief Efforts a Priority
4/24/20 Cardin, Schumer & Brown Call on SBA IG to Investigate Reports that Some PPP Lenders Prioritized Larger, Wealthier Clients Over Hard-Hit Small Businesses in Urgent Need
4/23/20 Cardin, Rubio & Velázquez Seek Information on SBA Data Breach
4/21/20 Cardin Statement on Passage of the Interim COVID-19 Relief Package
4/17/20 Cardin, Shaheen, Schumer & Wyden Press Administration to Provide Taxpayers with Data on How Small Business Relief Funds are Being Distributed
4/16/20 Cardin Renews Call for Increasing Funds for COVID-19 Economic Relief Programs
4/9/20 Cardin Calls for Comprehensive Funding for COVID-19 Economic Relief Programs
4/8/20 Cardin & Wyden Urge SBA to Ensure Equal Access to Paycheck Protection Program for ESOP-owned Small Businesses
4/7/20 Cardin, Schumer, Shaheen, and Small Business Committee Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Reserve a Portion of Paycheck Protection Program Funding for Underserved Borrowers
4/3/20 Cardin Statement on Launch of Paycheck Protection Program