Rep. Lee Announces PPP Helped 102,737 NV-03 Workers Keep Their Jobs

July 24, 2020
Press Release
The Paycheck Protection Program helped 10,610 small businesses in Nevada’s 3rd District.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) announced that, according the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) benefited 10,610 small businesses and retained 102,737 jobs in Nevada’s 3rd District. To view an analysis of SBA PPP distribution data, click here. To view a list of PPP recipients by state and district, click here.

“The Paycheck Protection Program has been a lifeline for many southern Nevada small businesses and workers,” said Rep. Lee. “PPP has helped 10,610 small businesses in the 3rd District keep their lights on and 102,737 workers keep their jobs, according to SBA. Congress stepped up to help our small businesses and workers in a time of need, but thousands of Nevadans are still struggling. This pandemic is far from over. That is why I voted to pass the Heroes Act—to continue supporting small businesses and Nevadans who have lost their jobs as a result of this pandemic. I implore the Senate to pass the Heroes Act before the end of this month. In the meantime, my team and I will continue working to help southern Nevadans weather this crisis.”

BACKGROUND: On May 28th, Rep. Lee voted to pass bipartisan legislation to improve PPP and make it more accessible to small businesses that need it the most, while increasing transparency and accountability of the program. 

On July 1, the House voted to extend the PPP application deadline to Aug. 8, 2020.