The PPP, which ran out of money last week, is created to provide loans for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during the coronavirus outbreak.
Congress is poised to approve another rescue package this week that will provide an additional $310 billion for the program after Democrats blocked a quick extension of the small business funds.
"Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program has already been exhausted and additional relief is essential to keeping employees of small retailers on the payroll and contributing to the economy until we can get through this challenge", NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said in a statement.
The measure also adds $10 billion in funding for Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which allows businesses to borrow up to $2 million with an initial grant of up to $10,000.
Republicans complained Democrats had delayed the original version of bill, which included only money for small businesses.
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Health Minister Salvador Illa also said Spain had achieved its objective of "flattening the curve" of transmissions. Until now, the Catalan health department was only reporting coronavirus deaths in hospitals and confirmed by tests.
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The South African government has also protested the President Trump decision and called on him to reconsider. On his Instagram page, Kennedy has said Gates pushes vaccines to feed his other business interests.
"Small businesses were prepared and ready to apply for these programs, the only financial support options for most, and it is very frustrating that the majority of these true small businesses haven't received their loan yet", said Holly Wade, director of Research and Policy Analysis at the NFIB.
Many had executives that were paid millions each year.
Treasury said would-be borrowers should carefully examine that the loan will be "necessary to support the ongoing operations" of the business applying for it and that companies need to act in "good faith".
The National Retail Federation today welcomed House action on legislation to increase funding for loans to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
The program provides loans to companies to retain and hire employees and cover overhead. But battle lines are forming over the next measure amid growing demands to help out state and local governments, the Postal Service and first responders. While governors have implored the president for additional tests and access to federal labs, Trump has insisted that it is up to states to secure enough tests to move forward.