Kentucky Chamber sends letter to Congress urging action on federal relief package

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce issued a letter to Kentucky’s federal delegation members Friday urging Congress to pass an additional package providing federal aid by the end of 2020 to help small businesses and families with the ongoing pandemic.

Federal aid for unemployment insurance stopped for many Kentuckians who are seeking work late last month, and small businesses in the state have been reporting a significant drop in revenue in the last month, according to the US Census Bureau.

“With restaurants and bars closed to in-person dining and many other businesses across the state struggling as a result of COVID-19, we really need to see another package passed as we prepare for what is hopefully what are the last few months of the pandemic,” said Ashli Watts, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber. “We appreciate all the work that has been done by our federal delegation thus far, but the time has come to work together in a bipartisan manner to once again help the people of Kentucky.”

Read the full letter to Congress here.

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