All seven Wisconsin members of the House of Representatives, including local Rep. Mike Gallagher, voted in favor of a bill sending billions to small businesses and those working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill sends over $300 billion to replenish the Payroll Protection Program and a separate small-business emergency loan program along with $100 billion in aid to fight the coronavirus at health care providers. Speaking to DoorCountyDailyNews.com last week, Rep. Gallagher says more testing is needed to help reopen the states quickly and safely.
In a release following the vote on Thursday, Rep. Gallagher criticized Democrats for letting the funding of the Payroll Protection Program lapse in the first place. He also called for the House of Representatives to stay in session instead of leaving Washington D.C. until potentially May 4th. The bill now awaits the signature of President Donald Trump.