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Wittman Hosts Virtual Town Halls with Businesses Across VA-01

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Washington, May 19, 2020 | comments

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted two events this week for businesses across the First District. Monday, Congressman Wittman spoke to the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, and today, spoke with the Greater Williamsburg Business Council about what issues local businesses are facing amid pandemic recovery. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Carl Knoblock joined the meeting on Monday and was able to discuss what resources the SBA is able to provide. Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), as she also represents the Williamsburg area, participated in today’s call to hear from constituents. 

“Opportunities to hear directly from constituents who are facing these issues every day is so valuable,” Wittman said. “In response to COVID-19, Congress has passed four bipartisan bills to provide relief to families, small businesses, hospitals, and frontline workers. As we move forward with COVID-19 response and recovery, I will continue to focus on getting Americans back to work and defeating this virus by incentivizing rehiring and removing regulatory barriers to job creation, protecting small businesses, and connecting our rural communities without high-speed internet access. I am talking to folks every single day and am working to ensure First District constituents get the relief they need.” 

On both calls, constituents asked questions about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program, and what future relief would look like. For more information and assistance on the PPP loan forgiveness application, businesses can visit Congressman Wittman’s website at www.wittman.house.gov/coronavirus or contact the office directly by email here.

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