WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) recently joined members of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership on a video conference call. In a press release from the senator’s office they share information about federal resources available to Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the recently-passed CARES Act.

The release also said the senator invited a representative from the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the calls to help answer questions about targeted programs the CARES Act initiated to provide loans to small businesses in need.

More information on how the CARES Act helps small businesses stay afloat and keep their employees on the payroll is available here. Sen. Cornyn’s website has additional resources for Texans during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Sen. Cornyn previously announced that a number of cities and counties in the Rio Grande Valley were awarded an initial total of $12,811,834 in federal grants to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. Cornyn launched a series of statewide outreach calls with chambers of commerce, hospitals, healthcare workers, and other Texans on March 6. Said the senator’s press release.