Rubio Praised by Small Businesses for Paycheck Protection Program

Rubio Praised by Small Businesses for Paycheck Protection Program

One year later and the PPP is still playing out for Floridians

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
June 17, 2022

US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has championed his Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and today Senator met with the NFIB state director and small business owners where his COVID relief project was praised for its success.

After COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the US economy, millions of people worried about the fate of their finances as local and state governments announced mass lockdowns around the country.

Sen. Rubio, who pioneered the  (PPP), passed the program in a bipartisan fashion and has been credited with providing, "a means of defending American workers: an unprecedented system of fully refundable loans to small- and mid-sized businesses, so long as they keep their employees on payroll."

Doug Holtz-Eakin, former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, claims the PPP has been “the single most effective fiscal policy ever undertaken by the United States Government.”  Rubio, claims the program helped save approximately 55 million jobs, with an average business size of only 20 employees.

Today, Rubio is still seeing the effects of this legislation play out in the post-pandemic world.  The US Senator tweeted this morning about the Paycheck Protection Program and how it has been received by small businesses.

Unfortunately the program has attracted mass fraud with Americans across the country being arrested for submitting applications to the Paycheck Protection Program with people applying for multiple loans at a time, some totaling for multiple millions of dollars.

In Florida, the program appears to tell a different story.  Senator Rubio was proud to flex a year ago that 430,000 businesses across Florida received forgivable PPP loans, and 3 million Floridians remain employed because of it.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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