Coronavirus Bulletin

Retail Sales Up, Jobless Claims Down: Reopening Slowly, Safely

July 16, 2020 — Blog

This morning we saw some positive economic news. Here’s what you need to know: Weekly jobless claims were lower than expected last week: Totaled 1.314 million, compared with the Dow Jones estimate of 1.39 million. The total was a decline of 99,000 from a week ago. The peak in March was peak of 6.9 million. Continuing claims fell to 18.06 million, a drop ...

President Delivers More Funds to Front Line Health Providers

July 10, 2020 — Blog

Key points: -The Trump Administration announced today that they are awarding over $4 billion in relief payments to hospitals serving some of our most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. -The Administration has consistently delivered additional funds to health care providers in rural regions and those serving at safety-net hospitals – ensuring that Americans ...

Ways and Means Committee Releases Summary of Responses to the Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force’s Request for Information

July 10, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, House Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and the co-chairs of the Committee’s Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force’s (Task Force)— Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), and Ways and Means Worker and Family ...

Support for W&M GOP Innovation Agenda Grows

July 10, 2020 — Blog

ICYMI: Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee released legislation this week to encourage development of new therapies and cures while strengthening our medical supply chain here in the U.S. As Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) said: “These bills are vital for America’s future in order to increase investment in American innovation – leading to more cures not ...

Ways & Means GOP Unveils Faster Cures through Innovation Agenda

July 09, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Ways and Means Republicans are introducing new legislation to encourage development of new therapies and cures while strengthening our medical supply chain here in the U.S. Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) heralded the introduction of these bills as “vital for America’s future.” “Republicans know that America can and should be the world leader in developing a cure for ...

Brady: We’ve smashed expectations and are on the right track.

July 02, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Washington, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s June jobs report: “Reopening the economy responsibly is vital to help Americans return to their lives. "With 4.8 million jobs added ...