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Senators Look to Break Deadlock with Small Business Proposals

Senator Susan Collins

Senator Susan Collins

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Senators Marco Rubio and Susan Collins have introduced legislation to extend a popular small-business relief program past its Aug. 8 expiration date as talks between Republicans and Democrats on a larger relief package appear deadlocked.

Florida’s Rubio and Maine’s Collins introduced two proposals that would continue the Paycheck Protection Program at least through the end of the year as businesses contend with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.