Coronavirus Bulletin

Further Relief for Providers on the Way

October 14, 2020 — Blog

Key points: Congress has set aside over $175 billion to directly help health care providers and hospitals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of October 5, more than $105 billion has been distributed to over 530,000 providers. This funding has served as a lifeline to ensure continued access to health care in our communities. ...

Americans’ Leadership in Medicine Manufacturing Can Stop the Next Pandemic: Former FDA Commissioner

October 05, 2020 — Blog

Former Head of the Food and Drug Administration and National Cancer Institute, Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, recently praised the efforts of Ways and Means Committee member Dr. Brad Wenstrup in an op-ed for Morning Consult.   “COVID-19 has emphasized an urgent need to modernize how we manufacture medicines. Americans would benefit most from improving how we ...

Getting Back to Work: A Guide for Employers and Employees

September 08, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

  The following are responses to common questions about expanded support for unemployed workers included in the CARES Act. States are ultimately responsible for making eligibility decisions based on individual circumstances. Employers and employees should check their state workforce

The CARES Act: What we’re seeing for workers in the Senate coronavirus bill

September 08, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

  Topline: Because so many workers are now working in non-traditional arenas, the CARES act provides relief for workers who are self-employed, as well as independent contractors. Key Facts: About $250 billion to expand unemployment benefits: The Senate economic relief package provides much-needed support for workers by making a the ...

New Data: State Tax Revenue High, While State Govs Have Only Spent 24% of COVID Relief

September 04, 2020 — Blog

Democrats continue to hold up additional coronavirus relief, while demanding a $1 trillion bailout for state and local governments that claim they have lost massive revenue. This is simple fear mongering and not based on actual data. Aid should be targeted to relieve damage actually caused by the coronavirus pandemic, rather than bail out poorly run state and local governments.