Coronavirus Bulletin

Brady: Job Growth Beating Expectations Provides Greatest Relief

August 07, 2020 — Blog

The Woodlands, TX--Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement on the July jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “There is no greater relief than a job and the security it provides, and this report beat expectations with a third consecutive month of job growth, with 10.2% unemployment in July down from 11.1% ...

U.S. Can Boost Domestic Production of Essential Medicines and Their Ingredients with Tax Incentives

August 06, 2020 — Blog

President Trump on Thursday is signing an executive order to advance medical security in part by removing regulatory barriers to support the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and essential medicines in America. The order directs agencies to prioritize permitting and approvals for domestic manufacturers. This regulatory measure is a welcome first step, and can be made stronger by the ...

Roundtable: Telehealth Helped Keep Patients Safely Connected to Care Amidst COVID

August 06, 2020 — Blog

This week, the co-chairs of the Committee on Ways and Means’ Rural and Urban Underserved Taskforce—Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), and Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL)— invited several thought leaders to participate in a Member-driven virtual roundtable to discuss ...

FDA Highlights Importance of Advanced Medical Manufacturing to Support Health

August 04, 2020 — Blog

Key takeaway: FDA officials have declared that advanced medical manufacturing, central to a recent proposal by Ways and Means Republicans, is key to supporting public health and preventing future pandemics. A bill put forward by Ways and Means Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OHIO) supports advanced medical manufacturing by encouraging businesses to upgrade their production ...

Amplifying Ways and Means Republican Efforts, Trump Administration Further Expands Telehealth, Focuses on Rural Areas

August 03, 2020 — Blog

Key takeaway: During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has emerged as a safer alternative to certain in-person services that could result in spreading the virus, especially in rural areas. Congress must make these advances permanent. Ways and Means Republicans, led by Health Subcommittee Leader Devin Nunes, have circulated a discussion draft of

SSA Continues to Serve the American People

July 30, 2020 — Blog

The Social Security Administration released new information today guiding taxpayers to how they can receive services from the agency while staying safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Agency noted that they offer services by phone and online. These services ...

State Governments Hoarding CARES Funds, Inspector General Data Shows

July 30, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

State and local governments have spent a minimal amount of funds allocated as part of Congressional relief packages, throwing cold water on calls from Democrats to give more to states as a next round of federal relief continues to be debated in Congress, according to the