Durbin Discusses COVID-19 Relief with Isabel Guzman, Biden Nominee for Administrator of Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Isabel Guzman, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). During their Zoom call, Durbin and Guzman discussed the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the SBA can help small businesses stay afloat. They also spoke about the disproportionate impact minority-owned small businesses have faced during the pandemic and the importance of ensuring an equitable recovery.

“Restaurants, hotels, movie theatres and other arts venues, and the small ‘mom and pop’, brick and mortar retail shops in communities across Illinois have been hit the hardest when you talk about the economic consequences of COVID-19. The federal government can’t take its foot off the gas when it comes to providing financial relief to our small businesses and nonprofits. It was great to speak with Isabel Guzman today about what must be done at the SBA to ensure our American businesses can weather this storm,” said Durbin.

A photo of Durbin’s Zoom meeting is available here