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Senate Democrats, Speaker Pelosi Block Worker and Small Biz Relief They’ve Praised

April 09, 2020 — Blog

Senate Democrats are holding up funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, which has become so popular in keeping workers on small business payrolls that it is quickly running out of money. The program was established as part of the CARES Act, which was passed unanimously and included billions for hospitals and health care workers on the front lines. Not only is it misleading for Democrats to ...

Hope in Crisis: More Resources for Front-Line Workers

April 09, 2020 — Blog

“Right now, businesses are rightly focused on helping on applying maximum pressure on the virus and survival,”said Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX). “That is exactly where they need to be.” And that is exactly what local businesses nationwide are doing as we work to ...

Supporting Doctors as They Fight COVID-19

April 08, 2020 — Blog

Key points:  -The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted a letter to America’s clinicians today outlining the federal actions that have taken place to help them defeat the novel coronavirus. -These actions—which build on Congressional legislation—will help doctors focus on what is most important: the patient’s health. Details:  The ...

Quick Funding for Paycheck Protection Helps Hospitals, Workers, & Local Businesses

April 07, 2020 — Blog

If Congress doesn’t act quickly, a special relief program that’s already helping workers across the country may run out of money. America’s small businesses, nonprofits, small hospitals, and churches are turning to the Paycheck Protection Program in droves, with about $70 billion distributed in just the first few days – 1/5th of the total money available. The first-of-its-kind CARES Act ...

Hope in Crisis: Vaccines and Virtual Bingo

April 07, 2020 — Blog

In the face of global pandemic, Americans are stepping up to help our medical providers and neighbors. As Rep. Kevin Brady said: “Coronavirus has knocked at America’s door, and with it fear. Faith is answering.” Here are examples of how Americans are stepping up across the country. More Drive-Thru Testing Sites Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, ...

New Online Tool for Taxpayers to Learn and Report Scams Related to COVID-19 Relief Check

April 07, 2020 — Blog

Key points: -The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has established a dedicated page where people can report coronavirus related tax scams. -This website also has tips for taxpayers to know what red flags to look for in potential scams. -This action is a reminder of the work already being done by agency inspectors general, oversight agencies, and congressional ...

UPDATE: Americans Have Options for Health Care Insurance During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 06, 2020 — Blog

UPDATE: The Trump Administration announced Friday they will be using a portion of funding from the bipartisan CARES Act to reimburse hospitals that treat uninsured patients for COVID-19 during the global pandemic. Facts:  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides $1 billion to cover providers’ expenses for testing and diagnosing the uninsured. ...

Hope in the Face of Crisis

April 06, 2020 — Blog

Times are scary for billions of people. The White House expects this week to be the worst on record for the number of cases the United States will see for people testing positive for COVID-19. Defeating the novel coronavirus is a global effort. And in the face of trial, non-profits, corporations, churches, and governments are all doing their part to help their neighbors and communities overcome ...

As Economy Falters, Americans Have Options for Health Care Insurance

April 03, 2020 — Blog

As Americans have to deal with an uncertain economic landscape, it’s important that they know they have options to access affordable, quality care, especially now that the CARES Act is law. Employers have a responsibility—and the support of the American taxpayer—to keep their workers connected to their job-based coverage: Businesses small and large are encouraged ...