A pair of Republican lawmakers have taken issue with the Small Business Administration over its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program as many small-business owners’ efforts to seek aid remain in limbo.

Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer, ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, and Patrick McHenry, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, said in a letter to SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman October 18 that an overall lack of communication is hamstringing some small business owners looking to recover from the pandemic.

“Unfortunately, business owners have been met with uncertainty stemming from delayed approvals, lack of communication and nonexistent transparency. While the list of complaints is long, numerous small businesses have struggled to obtain information regarding their Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Unanswered questions and disbursement delays have left the nation’s job creators with limited…

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