Smucker Applauds Senate Passage of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

June 4, 2020
Press Release

LANCASTER, PA —Last evening, the United States Senate passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The legislation initially passed the House of Representatives last week with Congressman Lloyd Smucker’s support, by a vote of 417-1. The legislation now heads to President Donald Trump for his signature. Rep. Lloyd Smucker released the following statement:  

“I am thankful that the Senate swiftly passed this legislation and it is now being sent to President Trump for his signature. This bill was critical to support many affected industries across our Congressional District, including restaurants, hospitality and accommodations. This legislation provides much-needed flexibility for small businesses who receive support through the Paycheck Protection Program. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been in constant contact with constituents and business owners and advocating on their behalf to my colleagues in Congress. The PPP reforms are a direct result of those conversations with constituents to improve the program to help our community. Congress has taken extraordinary efforts to support families and small businesses, including creating the Paycheck Protection Program, which has provided nearly $21 billion of support to over 155,000 businesses in Pennsylvania. I am thankful that Congress has worked together in a bipartisan effort to support small businesses across the nation,” said Smucker. 

Click here for additional information on H.R. 7010.