Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall: Focusing on Small Business Owners

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced that he will host a Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall for small business owners. Cline will be joined on this call by Delegate Chris Runion (R-Rockingham) and Virginia’s Director of the Small Business Administration, Carl Knoblock.

The telephone town hall will take place Monday, April 20, 2020, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Constituents planning to participate should register at cline.house.gov/live or dial (855) 933-0825 during the time of the call.

“While millions of Americans have experienced financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus, small businesses have borne the economic brunt of this pandemic because of social distancing and stay-at-home orders,” Cline said.  “Fortunately, the Federal Government has made numerous resources available to help small businesses through this difficult time. I look forward to discussing these resources and hearing directly from small business owners about the realities they are facing.”

Congressman Cline previously held a Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall for the general public on March 24, 2020. This event will mark the third overall telephone town hall held by the Congressman Cline since the beginning of March and the second specifically relating to the coronavirus.

Congressman Ben Cline represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia. He previously was an attorney in private practice and served both as an assistant prosecutor and Member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Cline and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Botetourt County with their two children.