WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday held a telephone town hall with small business owners and constituents in Connecticut to answer questions and provide an update on programs available to small businesses under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Murphy was joined by Mark Hayward, the Connecticut Interim District Director for the Small Business Administration (SBA). The full audio of the Murphy’s telephone town hall is included here.

“Let me just say thank you to all of the businesses that are on the line today. We know that this is a moment that you could not have planned for—a crisis of a scale that we've never seen before, both from a health perspective and an economic perspective, and it's an iterative moment, meaning that we are all learning as we go along how best to support each other, and how best to survive,” Murphy said in his opening remarks.

Click here to listen to Murphy’s full telephone town hall.