U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07) has scheduled a second coronavirus tele-town hall for later this week.
Green announced this on his official Facebook page.
Green has scheduled the tele-town hall for 10 a.m. Central Standard Time Friday, April 3. There, he will answer people’s questions about COVID-19.
In addition, he booked two additional coronavirus tele-town halls at 6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on April 9 and at noon Central Time on April 14.
The congressman asks interested viewers to go to his website and fill out a form for dial-in details.
As The Tennessee Star reported, Green held his first coronavirus town hall last Thursday.
Green said during that town hall that there are some unfortunate realities about the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill to boost the economy during this emergency.
“Members of Congress wrote the bill to heal the U.S. economy as it copes with the COVID-19 outbreak,” Green said. “Yes, the legislation will add to the national debt.”
“And, yes, U.S. Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) stuffed the legislation with pork-barrel projects, including $75 million for the National Endowment for the Arts,” he added.
Green also said he expects to have what he called “a hockey puck type recession.”
“We open back up for business whenever that is appropriate based on the community and then the money that is in the economy is going to explode and fuel some massive growth,” Green said. “You will see a massive dip in GDP in this quarter and then a massive increase.”
One small business owner asked Green specifically how this bill can help him.
Green said the bill helps the self-employed and independent contractors and treats them the same as businesses. The Small Business Administration, Green went on to say, would help those people cover their expenses. The SBA will also forgive that loan if the borrowers meet certain criteria.
Green did not set a timetable by which he thinks the country should get back up and running.
“I don’t know that we can put a flag in the dirt and say this is the date, but we need a date,” Green said.
“Businesses need to know and be able to plan if it’s going to be Date X or Date Y. From my perspective, I think that should really depend on the states.”
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