In letters obtained by NPR, the Small Business Administration informs local Planned Parenthood affiliates that they are ineligible for loans received through the Paycheck Protection Program because of rules intended to limit the funds to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Above, the Planned Parenthood health center in St. Louis on May 30, 2019.
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A closed sign is posted at a restaurant along the River Walk in San Antonio on April 28. Banks are reporting a little more success in getting small business owners' applications for coronavirus relief loans into government processing systems.
Signs are displayed in the window of a store in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. The Paycheck Protection Program, aimed at helping small businesses survive the coronavirus crisis, has been beset by problems.
Jovita Carranza, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attend a Paycheck Protection Program event at the White House on Tuesday.
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Banks reported struggling to get through to the Small Business Administration on Monday to enter loan application information to the newly replenished small business relief program.
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Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, speaks as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens during a news conference on April 2. The SBA has notified nearly 8,000 businesses that their information may have been exposed.
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Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, has urged Congress to appropriate more money for the Paycheck Protection Program as soon as possible.
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Small Business Administration chief Jovita Carranza speaks at the White House as President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin look on. Some small business owners are facing delays in applying for a new loan program.
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin gives two thumbs up for U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza in 2018. On Thursday, President Trump announced that he will nominate Carranza to lead the Small Business Administration.
Linda McMahon had contributed heavily to Donald Trump's 2016 election effort. At America First Action, she could play a similar role in his 2020 bid for re-election.
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