Assembly Letter to the New York Congressional Delegation in Regards to Small Business

Following a seven hour joint hearing on the federal response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in New York, Assemblymember Al Stirpe, chair of the small business committee, and Assemblymember Nily Rozic, chair of the federal-state relations office, sent a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation with their findings. The hearing included small business owners, who testified about the struggles they have endured to get federal aid, including the Paycheck Protection Program and other loans through the federal Small Business Administration.

With the urgency that goes along with combatting the coronavirus, it is vital that the federal government step in to protect New York’s small businesses and not-for-profits during this state of emergency.