Washington, D.C., – Today, CompTIA’s Executive Vice President for Public Advocacy Cinnamon Rogers applauded the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by the U.S. Senate:

“Today the Senate took an important step to provide critical assistance to American businesses and families in this time of need. This bill provides critical emergency funding programs to keep businesses up and running and most importantly, aids the healthcare sector to effectively help end this crisis.

“As the leading association representing the IT sector, we especially appreciate the inclusion of $350 billion in loans to support small businesses. The U.S. IT sector is made up almost entirely of small and medium-sized businesses with fewer than 100 employees, more than 430,000 in all. These businesses provide the technology that keeps millions of others operating efficiently and securely, an especially vital function during this challenging time.

“We urge the House to act quickly and pass this bipartisan legislation and look forward to working with Congress to secure further commitments that would support virtual technologies that enable online workforce programs, a secure and robust IT and communications infrastructure, and closing the digital divide to ensure that all Americans are connected.”

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