Coronavirus Bulletin

Brady Supports President’s Decision to Give Taxpayers the Option to Extend Tax Filings to July 15

March 20, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced President Trump’s decision to move the deadline for tax filing to July 15. Taxpayers can still file their taxes and seek a refund now. “I applaud the President and ...

Administration Action on Coronavirus // HHS

March 20, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

If a practice ceased operation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, then is it still eligible to receive funds? According to guidance from HHS, yes, so long as the provider provided diagnoses, testing, or care for individuals with possible or actual cases of COVID-19. Care does not have to be specific to treating COVID-19. HHS broadly views every patient as a possible case of ...

House Republicans Praise Bicameral Partnership in Making Third COVID-19 Aid Package

March 19, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Washington, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (TX-08) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following joint statement with Ranking Republican members from multiple House committees on the coronavirus response package, introduced today by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), which will enhance ...

Ways and Means Leaders Urge Social Security Administration to Safeguard Health and Minimize Disruptions Amid Coronavirus Crisis

March 19, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), along with Social Security Subcommittee Republican Leader Tom Reed (R-NY) and Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Republican Leader Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), sent

Phase II Coronavirus Package // The Vulnerable School-Aged and Elderly Population

March 18, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Where can children and seniors get meals? H.R. 6201— the second Coronavirus bill— provided half a billion dollars for WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) to help low-income pregnant women or mothers with young children who lose their jobs or are laid off due to the coronavirus emergency. It also included as waivers to allow child ...

Phase II Coronavirus Package // Testing and Supplies

March 18, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

What has Congress done? H.R. 6201— the second Coronavirus bill— requires free access to coronavirus testing, ensuring there are no cost barriers to these tests. It also included $1.2 billion to help cover the costs of testing, including $142 million to directly help our servicemembers and veterans.

Phase II Coronavirus Package // Unemployment Insurance

March 18, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

How does the H.R. 6201 support states that are experiencing a spike in claim for unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 layoffs and business closings? Congress made available $1 billion for emergency administrative grants to state unemployment agencies that can be used to help with spike in claims, processing and applications. The funds are separated into two allotments. The first ...