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Tester Pushes to Protect Jobs, Cut Red Tape for Montana Small Businesses Impacted by Drought and Wildfires
(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester is pushing to protect local jobs and cut red tape for Montana small businesses that are seeking assistance due to severe drought and wildfires spreading across the state.
In a letter to Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, Tester urged the Small Business Administration to prioritize assisting Montana small businesses that apply for Disaster Loan Assistance because of business downturns due to devastating drought and growing wildfires. Tester is directly relaying concerns from Montanans who say the demanding application process for Disaster Loan Assistance will keep too many business owners from accessing the assistance they need to survive the downturn caused by natural disasters.
"The Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Assistance program is a vital tool for small businesses to survive disaster related downtowns," Tester wrote. "That's why it is critically important for the Small Business Administration to cut red tape to ensure the program runs effectively without being overly burdensome for applicants."
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