Coronavirus Bulletin

Last Week in Economic News: November 30 – December 4, 2020

December 07, 2020 — Blog

Jobs Report Economy Adds Jobs for 5th Consecutive Month; Black, Hispanic Americans Seeing Increased Job Gains The overall economy created 245,000 jobs. The private sector alone created 344,000 jobs. The overall unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 6.7%. The labor ...

Brady: Workers Need Targeted Relief Now

December 04, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November jobs report: “This is clear evidence that Speaker Pelosi’s efforts to sabotage the economy ahead of the election hurt a lot of workers and small businesses. 

Brady: Growth, Vaccine Developments Will Continue to Rebuild Economy

November 25, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

THE WOODLANDS – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after the second estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product was announced, showing that the economy grew at an unrevised rate of 33.1 percent: “Our actions to fight the virus and provide meaningful relief have resulted in ...

This Week in Economic News: November 9 – November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020 — Blog

NFIB Small Business Survey Small Businesses Stay Optimistic Despite High Levels of Uncertainty The Small Business Optimism Index for October was unchanged at historically high levels. Small businesses continue to look to hire and earn more. Small businesses continue to experience higher ...

The Way Forward on Health Care: Using Technology to Deliver Quality Care

November 12, 2020 — Blog

Ways and Means Republicans recently released a framework for the future of health care. Our central idea is that a successful health care plan can’t be a one-size-fits-all solution that only focuses on the individual market. We need practical solutions to expand access, offer more choices, lower ...

The Way Forward on Health Care: The Need for More Made-in-America Cures

November 02, 2020 — Blog

Ways and Means Republicans recently released a multi-pronged framework for the future of health care that includes creating incentives for treatments and cures for infectious diseases like COVID19 and the threat of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Health care expert Ken Thorpe and former Congressman Erik ...

This Week in Economic News: October 26 – October 31, 2020

October 30, 2020 — Blog

GDP Historic Growth Points to “V” Shaped Recovery GDP in Q3 increased by an annualized 33.1 percent, or nearly $1.3 trillion. The economy recovered over 75 percent of the drop in Q2 and nearly 66 percent of the entirety of the recession. Consumer and investment spending were ...