Rep. Titus Statement on Trump Administration’s Reversal on Helping Small Casinos

Apr 24, 2020
Press Release

April 24, 2020

Las Vegas, NV – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District – who Co-Chairs the Congressional Gaming Caucus - released the following statement after the Trump Administration reversed its decision and will now allow small gaming establishments to access loans and grants under the Paycheck Protection Program:

“I promised Nevadans that we would get this fixed and today we made good on that promise,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “The Trump Administration’s attempt to prevent small gaming businesses from accessing grants and loans was foolish from the start. The people who work at these small businesses can finally get some relief.”

Congresswoman Titus first wrote to the Small Business Administration on March 27, 2020 that, “Like any other small business, small gaming and betting establishments are in desperate need of assistance in order to rebound from this crisis.” In the weeks since, she continued to pressure the Trump Administration to reverse its decision, including by introducing the Equal Access to COVID-19 Relief Act.