Letters from Ben
Capital Wheel, National Harbor, Maryland
These are regular letters to constituents about what's happening in Maryland, nationally and around the world. Beginning as a way to share information during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have become a must-read for Marylanders to connect happenings in our nation's capital to daily life.
Dear Fellow Marylanders: Over the past several months, countless small business owners across Maryland have been reaching out to my office, and to me directly, requesting help with their COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program loans. After weeks, and sometimes months, of back-and-forth with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), more than 40,000 small business owners nationwide are still waiting on a determination from the SBA on the status of their loan applications. That is why, as Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee, I convened a hearing this week to hear directly from the SBA about the status of these outstanding applications, as well as...