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“We asked for another $250 billion, [and] the question is why? Because we had more than 1.6 million loans. That’s 1.6 million small businesses who got money… that means [there is] less than about 3% [of funds left] to go. By the time we’re done with this interview, we may be out of money.

“We’re not asking to change anything in the CARES Act, just [replenish] something that actually works…

“But as we ask for more money, the Democrats said no. It could have passed by a simple unanimous consent, it was one page in the Senate. They said no [and] here we are about to run out of money today, and Nancy Pelosi will still hold it back…

“The last time we sat to put the CARES Act together, we had it about done, but it was almost a week delayed because there’s things [Democrats] wanted that don’t deal with the virus: a green new deal, sanctuary cities, even [funding] planned parenthood and changing election law for November.

“There’s time to debate that, but right now people are being laid off [and] here’s a program that [helps]…

“But right now, Democrats are playing politics [when] there’s no need for politics. The policy changes that they’re requesting [would make] it harder on small businesses to get the loan they want… it’s not a time to argue, it’s a time to provide the resources needed to keep you afloat and keep you hired…

“Nancy Pelosi and I disagree philosophically on a lot of things, but I can’t believe we could disagree on this…

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