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Rubio Introduces Small Business Zika Relief Bill

Sep 8, 2016 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced the Small Business Relief from Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act, which would ensure the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has the authority to make disaster loans available to communities negatively impacted by health-related travel advisories issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recently issued Zika-related travel advisories urging people to avoid the Wynwood and South Beach areas of Miami-Dade County in Florida.
Earlier this summer, Rubio called on the SBA to make disaster loans available for areas like Wynwood that have been hurt by the CDC’s advisories.

“As I have said time and time again, the Zika outbreak is not just a public health emergency; it is an economic one as well. Some businesses had to reduce their hours or shut their doors after the CDC’s Zika advisories, and I want to make sure some short-term relief is available in case they need it,” said Rubio. “I’ve urged the SBA to make low-interest disaster loans available to local businesses in affected areas, and this legislation I’ve introduced will reinforce the SBA’s legal authority to cover communities impacted by CDC travel advisories.
“If small businesses impacted by Zika are in need of this assistance, I don’t want there to be any holdup,” added Rubio. “I hope the Administration will provide it. If it does not, introducing this legislation is the first step toward making sure Floridians get the help they need.”
Read the full text of Rubio’s legislation here.