Florida lawmakers hope loan program changes will help Tampa Bay’s small businesses

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Washington, D.C. – Congress is trying to make it easier for small businesses to get help during the pandemic. The House voted Thursday to make some changes to a federal loan program to help make the loans more accessible. “Small business owners need flexibility,” Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) said Thursday. That’s what the House voted to give them by approving changes to the “Paycheck Protection Progr... Read more »

ICYMI: Spano Calls for Investigation into Planned Parenthood Receiving Paycheck Protection Program Relief Funds

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations and the sole Florida Representative on the House Small Business Committee, joined his colleagues in calling for an investigation into how Planned Parenthood (PP) received upwards of $80 Million dollars in forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program... Read more »

Florida Republicans Back Proposal Cutting Airport Funds From Companies Helping China Steal Technology

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Florida Republicans Back Proposal Cutting Airport Funds From Companies Helping China Steal Technology This week, three Republicans in the Florida delegation–U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Ross Spano and Michael Waltz–showcased their support for a proposal to help protect American technology from China. At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, introduced the “Airport Infrastructure R... Read more »

Ross Spano Showcases ‘Great American Comeback’ Economic Plan

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Ross Spano Showcases ‘Great American Comeback’ Economic Plan By: Kevin Derby This week, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., the only member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, showcased his “Great American Comeback” economic plan to help the nation recover from the coronavirus pandemic. “I am confident our district will play an important role in the great American comeback given our talented wo... Read more »

Ross Spano: Chambers of Commerce Can Help the Economy Bounce Back From Coronavirus

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At the end of last week, U.S. Ross Spano, R-Fla., highlighted the importance of chambers of commerce to help the economy rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Spano, who sits on the U.S. House Small Business Committee, joined U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, who leads Republicans on the committee, on a video conference call with six regional chambers of commerce. “As soon as our nation is ready t... Read more »

Florida Delegation Tries to Push the Federal Government on Coronavirus Response

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Florida Delegation Tries to Push the Federal Government on Coronavirus Response By: Kevin Derby This week, members of the Florida congressional delegation from both sides of the aisle tried to push the federal government on a host of issues as it continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., led members of the U.S. House in calling on the White House to “ensure f... Read more »

Rep. Ross Spano: CARES Act gives needed relief to small business, citizens

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Rep. Ross Spano: CARES Act gives needed relief to small business, citizens On March 27, the CARES Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bill, passed by the House and Senate, provided a $2.2 trillion lifeline to the millions of Americans not only suffering from COVID-19 (coronavirus), but also the economic downturn the virus has created. This lifeline is critically needed. As of W... Read more »

Ross Spano Calls on Ron DeSantis to Move Florida Business Tax Deadline

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Ross Spano Calls on Ron DeSantis to Move Florida Business Tax Deadline By: Kevin Derby With the federal government extending the deadline for Americans to file their taxes, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to do the same for businesses in the Sunshine State. At the end of last week, Spano called on DeSantis to move the deadline for Florida businesses to file their taxes f... Read more »

Increase Social Distancing By Incentivizing Telework During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Increase Social Distancing By Incentivizing Telework During COVID-19 Pandemic In recent days, our nation has watched as COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) has significantly spread across the United States. Some of our finest medical experts have told us that our citizens will have to endure social distancing measures that carry not only emotional stress, but also economic consequences that must be addres... Read more »

Congress Passes, Trump Signs Second Coronavirus Emergency Bill

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By: Kevin Derby Congress Passes, Trump Signs Second Coronavirus Emergency Bill On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed a $100 billion proposal trying to position the federal government to respond to the coronavirus outbreak and help Americans impacted by the economic downturn that has accompanied it. The Senate passed the bill on a 90-8 vote. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., voted for the bill while U... Read more »

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