On the Hill with Denver Riggleman
May 1, 2020
I am continuing to fight to get our frontline healthcare workers the tax breaks they deserve. I became the first member of Congress to co-sponsor the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Emergency Situations (HEROES) Act. This bill introduced by Congressman Bill Huizinga puts the needs of our frontline healthcare workers first by giving them a tax holiday while they battle the COVID-19 virus.
On Wednesday evening I held my fifth telephone town hall during the COVID-19 pandemic. I was joined by Congressman Steve Chabot, the ranking member on the House Committee on Small Business. Congressman Chabot and I answered questions from 5th District constituents who had questions on a wide variety of issues including the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans to businesses.
The Small Business Administration has approved over 475,000 loans for a total of over $52 billion from more than 5,100 lenders. The PPP has been a hugely popular program and one of the most important pieces of keeping the economy healthy. This $52 billion is in addition to the first tranche of PPP loans, where over $340 billion went out to over 1.6 million small businesses including over 40,000 businesses in Virginia receiving over $8 billion in loans.
Virginia’s statewide stay-at-home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians is still in effect. The order will remain in place until June 10, unless rescinded. I ask all 5th District residents to continue to practice social distancing.
If you need help with a federal agency, please contact my Charlottesville Office at (434) 973-9631. At this time, all Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, including the National Zoo, have temporarily closed to the public. Additionally, tours of the White House, US Capitol, FBI, and Library of Congress have been suspended to help contain the outbreak and prevent community spread.
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Congressman Riggleman announced the suspension of Mobile Office Hours until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Both the Charlottesville District Office (434) 973-9631 and the Danville District Office (434) 791-2596 will remain open. Constituents wishing to receive assistance with issues involving federal agencies should call the district offices directly or visit the services section of Congressman Riggleman’s website at https://riggleman.house.gov.
Congressman Riggleman has launched a webpage to help address questions and concerns relating to the COVID-19 virus. You can view that webpage here.
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