Coronavirus Bulletin

Brady, Nunes, Reed Call for Investigation Into New York Nursing Home Deaths, Data Cover-Up

February 22, 2021 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) calling for an immediate hearing to investigate New York nursing home deaths. The letter was joined by Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY). In New York, New York Governor Andrew ...

Washington Post: Democrats Are Not Targeting Covid Relief Bill

February 19, 2021 — Blog

Democrats are failing to target their covid relief bill to help those who need it, according to an editorial by The Washington Post. The newspaper's editorial board urges Democrats to provide relief "on the widest bipartisan basis possible," writing "this particular bit of sausage-making ...

LETTER: 11 Million Tax Return Backlog Threatens Americans’ 2020 Tax Filings

February 18, 2021 — Blog

Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Members Call on IRS Commissioner to Provide Plan to Address Unprocessed Returns American taxpayers could be harmed during the 2020 tax filing season because of a backlog of approximately 11 million unprocessed 2019 tax returns without action by the IRS, according to a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig from all five Republican Members of the Ways and ...

Day Two: Democrats Continue to Reject GOP Efforts to Crush Virus and Reopen Main Street

February 11, 2021 — Blog

In the second day of debate in the Ways and Means Committee on President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion “stimulus” package, Republicans again offered bipartisan fixes that would refocus the package on crushing the virus and reopening the economy. For the second day in a row, Democrats rejected or put off every Republican proposal. Here is what the majority party said no to: NO ...

Democrats Say No to Bipartisan Fixes to Help Crush Virus, Reopen Economy

February 11, 2021 — Blog

Partisan Process over Bipartisan Success Fighting the Virus: 2020: Republicans and Democrats worked together on fivebills to achieve $3.5 trillion in relief for the American people facing the Coronavirus pandemic. 2021: Democrats and President Biden pursue a completely partisan approach, despite clear problems with the legislation flagged by Republicans. Democrats Say ...

Crush COVID, Reopen the Economy, but Dems Say No

February 10, 2021 — Blog

Hours into a mark-up of the first day of hearing, Democrats are continuing to reject good-faith amendments offered by Republicans to target the $1.9 Trillion Biden bill towards crushing the coronavirus and reopening the economy. The bill text was released just before close of business on Monday. Amendments to the bill have been substantive, ensuring better targeting of relief to those who need ...

Brady, W&M GOP Ask Biden Administration to Offer Jobs Estimate on COVID Plan

February 09, 2021 — Coronavirus Bulletin

WASHINGTON – President Biden is insistent that Congress must spend close to $2 trillion in further stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans have been firm that any relief must be targeted and aimed at rebuilding our economy and crushing the virus. Which is why Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX)