World Floor Covering Association Endorses Problem Solvers Caucus COVID-19 Relief Proposal
50 bipartisan House members unveiled a relief package called ‘March to Common Ground’ to reignite negotiations
and help American families and businesses.
Today the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) announced their endorsement of the Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC)
COVID-19 stimulus framework. With a focused goal to break the gridlock on the latest COVID-
19 relief package, this proposal should encourage negotiators to get back to the table.
The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus – 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans, led by cochairs
Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Tom Reed, R-N.Y., developed the “March to
Common Ground” framework after in-district listening sessions with constituents and
outreach to stakeholders over the past six weeks.
The $1.5 trillion compromised package addresses critical areas of need, including
COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, healthcare provider support, unemployment
insurance, direct stimulus payments, worker and liability protection, small business and
non-profit support, food security, schools and child care, housing, student loan relief,
election support, and state and local aid.
“The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) strongly supports the effort put forth by
the Problem Solvers Caucus to find common ground for another round of pandemic
relief and many of the provisions in the proposal, including liability protections for
responsible behavior that adheres to OSHA guidelines, additional funding for the
Paycheck Protection Program to allow for a second draw, and simplified forgiveness for
certain PPP loans,” said WFCA CEO Scott Humphrey. “Our members include more
than 10,000 local flooring retailers and installers that provide well-paying jobs and
support their local communities as Main Street businesses, and the pandemic’s
economic consequences are real and ongoing for our industry – especially since the
shutdowns this year forced our members to close while allowing big box stores to
remain open. As a result, many of our folks continue to struggle to keep the lights on,
while many have turned them off for good. The WFCA urges Congress to act without
further delay to provide additional relief to businesses using the Problem Solvers
Caucus outline as a blueprint for a final package.”
In light of the urgent needs facing millions of Americans, families, and small businesses,
the framework is designed for a six-month horizon and through the next inauguration,
except for state and local funding which extends for a full year.
The full framework can found HERE.