May 2020

Date Title
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, Schumer & Shaheen Call On SBA To Reverse Policy That Limits Economic Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) Loans To $150k
5/9/20 Cardin Statement on IG Recommendation that SBA Issue Guidance to Prioritize Underserved Borrowers in Small Business Loan Program
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
4/2/20 Cardin, Schumer, Sanders, and Coons Call On SBA To Quickly Implement CARES Act Programs Designed To Help Small Businesses And Nonprofits Stay Afloat Amid Public Health Crisis

March 2020

Date Title
3/30/20 Cardin, Bipartisan Senate Task Force Urge SBA & Treasury Department to Quickly Implement COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses
3/25/20 Cardin, Bipartisan Senate Task Force Secure $377 Billion for Small Businesses
3/20/20 Cardin, Wyden Introduce Bill to Rescue Small Businesses
3/19/20 Senate Small Business Committee Democrats Release Relief Proposal to Help Small Businesses Address Public Health-Related Challenges from Coronavirus Outbreak
3/11/20 Cardin, Senate Democratic Leaders Announce Targeted Relief Proposal To Help States With Public Health-Related Economic Challenges from Coronavirus Outbreak
3/9/20 Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Hogan to Enlist Federal Resources to Help Maryland Small Businesses with Coronavirus Preparedness & Response