Tillis Takes Statewide Small Business Tour To Brunswick County & Joins President Trump In Wilmington
The President Praises Tillis’ Commitment To North Carolina
September 3rd, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Wednesday, Senator Tillis continued his statewide small business tour and held a roundtable discussion with Flow Sciences, Inc. in Leland to discuss the success of the Paycheck Protection Program and to push for further COVID-19 relief. The Senator also joined President Trump in Wilmington to dedicate it as a WWII Heritage City.
Watch WECT’s coverage of Tillis’ roundtable with Flow Sciences, Inc. HERE.
Sen. Thom Tillis visits local businesses, discusses pandemic relief
- Senator Thom Tillis stopped by a Brunswick County business Wednesday while he was in the area for the dedication of Wilmington as a WWII Heritage City.
Tillis (R-NC) met with the management team at Flow Sciences, Inc, a company that manufactures containment equipment and other products.
Flow Sciences was also the recipient of one of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans made possible by the CARES Act passed by congress in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“[Those businesses] have all said the same thing,” Tillis said. “The Paycheck Protection Program saved their businesses, and it also gave them confidence to figure out how to work with a very different business environment today.”
Tillis said he believes additional provisions are coming soon, but he would like to see the process for any future PPP-type loans streamlined in an effort to serve additional businesses.
However, Sen. Tillis alluded that the partisan divide in Washington could delay additional aid.
In his conversation with the Flow Sciences team, the senator did not shy away from his ongoing re-election campaign and how he has sparred with Democrat Cal Cunningham over PPP loans.
At the meeting, as he has in the past, Tillis referenced claims that Cunningham criticized PPP loans at the same time a company he worked for was applying for one.
Management at Flow Sciences thanked the senator for his visit and for listening to their concerns, including those about manufacturing and intellectual property, which they say are even more consequential to the future of their business than the pandemic.
Watch what the President had to say about Sen. Tillis during his visit to Wilmington HERE.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “A great Senator. A real friend of mine. A tremendous Senator, actually. He works very, very hard and he loves the people of North Carolina – Senator Thom Tillis. Thom, thank you very much.”
After the dedication of Wilmington, NC as a WWII Heritage City, Tillis spoke with WRAL about the need to support law enforcement and the military from attacks from the radical left.
Here’s additional coverage from the event in Wilmington.
North State Journal: “U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt attended the commemoration, along with Sen. Thom Tillis, who co-sponsored the bill, and three North Carolina Republican Congressmen – Dan Bishop, Ted Budd, and David Rouzer.”
WWAY: “Trump also recognized Congressman David Rouzer and Senator Thom Tillis who worked on the cause.”
The Hill: “The legislation was introduced by North Carolina Republicans Sen. Thom Tillis and Rep. David Rouzer.”