Recent legislation introduced in the House of Representatives would threaten the digital safety net that helped save millions of small businesses during the pandemic.
American small businesses are waiting for Congress to take action and fill the gap in PPP loan funding, to support their recovery, to speak to their issues.
Tell Congress to support small business recovery – not undermine it.
I believe in competition and free markets. I believe American small businesses hold communities together and push economies forward. As owners, employees and customers of small businesses, we should do more for businesses that survived the pandemic and are ready to lead the recovery. In light of the big regulatory bills that were recently introduced, do not make their job harder to innovate and succeed.
I understand there are headlines to be made by attacking large companies, but during the pandemic Google, Amazon and other American technology leaders helped small businesses survive. Research shows millions of businesses would have closed if they did not have access to digital services and online marketplaces. We did not ask you to spend precious time and taxpayer dollars going after companies that help small businesses. The labor market is shifting, uncertainty is slowing recovery, and Congress should focus on helping people. Do not play politics in the name of competition. Instead, talk to small businesses that rely on the scale, security, and low prices that digital platforms provide and that help with recovery and success.
In China, the government picks business winners and losers. In America, we believe in free and fair markets and real competition. Autocratic laws that punish success through government oversight and over-reach are unAmerican. They do not help me or my community’s local small businesses. I do not want them.
Millions of small businesses are waiting for Congress to take action — to fill the gap in PPP loan funding, support our recovery, and speak to our issues. It isn’t flashy. But it is necessary. The least you can do is not make it harder for small businesses to succeed. Do your job, and we’ll do ours.