Academy of General Dentistry Applauds Bipartisan Recovery Fund Legislation to Support American Businesses

  • by AGD Staff
  • Jul 27, 2020

    The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) commends Representatives Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Lance Gooden (R-TX-05) for introducing the Small Business Comeback Act last week. As a member of America’s Recovery Fund Coalition (ARFC), AGD is proud to support this effort, which will create a Recovery Fund and give American businesses much-needed stability as they continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. AGD has issued an action alert to all members requesting that they contact their state’s Congress representative in support of this new

     “The Academy of General Dentistry represents 39,000 general dentists, each of which has their own unique story and deserves an equally tailored federal solution to ensure their doors remain open,” said Bruce Cassis, DDS, MAGD, president-elect of Academy of General Dentistry. “There are about 200,000 dentists in the United States working in various areas of the profession who have seen their practices and overall careers impacted due to COVID-19. The Small Business Comeback Act will provide the funding relief our members need as they navigate a drastically altered business landscape. We thank Representatives Vela and Gooden and call on Congress to pass the Small Business Comeback Act so that our economic recovery may truly begin.”

     Through a direct grant program with strong oversight and anti-corruption guardrails, the Small Business Comeback Act will allow businesses to retain and rehire employees, continue to provide benefits including health care, pay rent, local, and state taxes, and meet certain debt obligations. This will allow businesses to weather the pandemic, keep American workers employed, and preserve the health and livelihoods of communities across the United States, regardless of business structure or employment type.

Read the Small Business Action Alert here