WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today signed a discharge petition to provide crucial support to American small businesses amidst the ongoing pandemic. Should the petition garner 218 signatures in the House, it would force a floor vote on H.R. 8215
, a bill that would extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and allow companies to take second draw loans to help stay float through the end of the year. The program would utilize the more than $135 billion in unused funds that currently cannot be distributed until Congress modifies the program.