Titus Invites SBA Administrator and Small Business Advocates for Roundtable Discussion
Congresswoman Titus joins Small Business Owners and Advocates for Arepas
Las Vegas, Nevada, May 24, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) joined the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Isabella Casillas Guzman to host a Small Business Roundtable with Southern Nevada small business owners and advocates hosted at Rika Arepa Express in Las Vegas, NV.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – This week, Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) joined the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Isabella Casillas Guzman to host a Small Business Roundtable with Southern Nevada small business owners and advocates hosted at Rika Arepa Express in Las Vegas, NV.
“Small business owners across the country bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rep. Titus. “Nevada had the highest rate of unemployment of any major metropolitan during the height of the pandemic, but we’ve been resilient. Small businesses are vital to continuing that resilience, creating jobs, and growing the economy. I will continue to work in Congress to provide the relief they deserve as we work towards a full recovery.”
“I was thrilled to join Rep. Titus today to meet with the strong small business community in Nevada and hear about their successes, challenges and opportunities on the horizon,” said Administrator Guzman. “Rep. Titus was a big supporter of the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan, which helped small businesses like Rika Arepa Express to pivot and keep their doors open during the pandemic. And thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Rep. Titus helped to pass, there are more opportunities opening up for small businesses in Nevada and across the country. I’m committed to working with President Biden, my fellow cabinet members, and Congress to make sure small businesses are getting connected with the opportunities, funding and resources they need to grow and thrive.”
Rep. Titus secured federal funds for small businesses like Rika Arepa Express through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). These packages provided funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, both of which helped Rika Arepa Express keep its doors open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.