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Cantwell and others call for local media support

Series: Coronavirus | Story 121

Last updated 4/19/2020 at 6:38pm

Brian Soergel

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell with Yara Silva in 2017 at an event celebrating the Edmonds Underwater Park at Brackett's Landing North in Edmonds.


As the Senate considers additional measures to support small businesses around the country struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and John Boozman (R-AR) sent a letter to Senate leadership urging them to ensure any future legislation make thousands of local newspapers, TV, and radio stations around the country eligible for small business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Cantwell is an Edmonds resident.

In the letter, the senators called for waiving the Small...

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