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Statement on Signing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

June 05, 2020

Today, I have signed into law H.R. 7010, the "Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020" (the "Act"). The Act provides greater flexibility to restaurants, hotels, and other small businesses to use Federal Government loans under the Paycheck Protection Program to pay for payroll, employee benefits, and other expenses while weathering the coronavirus outbreak. Because the Act is essential to protecting jobs as the Nation begins to reopen the economy, I have signed the Act into law without delay. Nevertheless, given the uncertain constitutionality of the Act in light of an unprecedented proxy voting system used by the House of Representatives that permitted Members to cast votes on behalf of, and record the presence of, other Members who were not actually present, I urge the Congress to pass the Act anew through traditional in-person voting at the earliest available opportunity.

DONALD J. TRUMP

The White House,

June 5, 2020.

NOTE: H.R. 7010, approved June 5, was assigned Public Law No. 116-142. An original was not available for verification of the content of this statement.

Donald J. Trump, Statement on Signing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/342017

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